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adulate

verb acclaim, admire, applaud, approbate, approve, celebrate, commend, compliment, eulogize, exalt, express, extol, flatter, glorify, idolize, laud, lionize, overpraise, pay tribute to, praise, salute
See also: overestimate
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The mass media, for example, tell us each day what we believe, how we shop, whom we adulate, why we snack, when we marry.
In class session after class session, African women are mutilated once again, African American women are enslaved anew, south Asian women are immolated one more time, Chinese women have their feet bound yet again and the whole class is taught to adulate the Euro-American feminist foremothers and their daughters who have made such a liberatory feminist vision possible.
We have this inclination to adulate before the horses have left the gate.
The author does not really tackle the big problem set by Jonson's character and career: Why did so unruly and satirically minded a writer adulate the court and courtiers of James I so much?
Let us emulate Gandhiji, not just adulate him, as his pseudo "pedestal fans" do.
Recalling his reggae-flavoured solo number one Everything I Own and Culture Club reunion single I Just Wanna Be Loved pleased the ferociously loyal crowd who seemed to adulate him more so than ever.
For example, a group of self-described marginalized youth constructed and sustained anti-jock websites (most notably SpoilSports and High School Underground), where they articulated "dissatisfaction with and anger toward institutions that uncritically adulate hyper-masculine/high contact sport culture and the athletes who are part of this culture (i.
Never been forced to adulate a figure we clearly know as such a jackass.
Our superstar culture differs from the one that surrounded, say, Franz Liszt not because Liszt's era did not adulate superstars, but because our electronic means of presenting them (and it is electronic, even when they are present in person) has constructed an immensely more complex set of social and technical institutions than the past one.
In the plain speech of the two poems presented in translation below (an "Ode to Sadness," or, Qa[sz] uidat al-Huzn , and "You Want," or Turidina ), one may detect a sort of plaintive hope laced with a countervailing, often tongue-in-cheek cynicism: there is a hope that the narrator can be enough for the woman he adulates, that his words can satisfy, and that she can fulfill him in turn.
After this promotion, he becomes the beloved child of a whole community which adulates him and praises his generosity.
He presents four visions of desktop factories and considers how hobbies can be industrialized, and generally adulates the virtues of entrepreneurial populism.