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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 problem with this typology, however, is that the man whom the narrator adulates is revealed to be a beguiling con-man thief named Brown who engaged in jewelry-store robberies and who first became acquainted with Jim's biological father after rescuing him from a teenaged mugger's knife attack in London's Underground (48-49, 136-37, 100).
As in much of Persona, in which Alma adulates Elisabet at first and seeks to resemble her, McCullers' concern is with the relationship between liking and becoming like, and its capacity to feed vampirism and the Bakhtininan double body of the grotesque (Gleeson-White 96-118).
One cannot overstate the importance of print publications in a society that adulates the written word; knowing its audience, USIA officials had to develop an excellent print product that appealed to the Soviet intellect while providing images of daily American life.
His conscious spirit follows his physical other and listens to how some writers criticize him, saying that he does not write well in Spanish and that he adulates the old academics (228).
What about a tradition that adulates the male child and forces a woman who has probably had about six or seven girls to continue to seek after the all important make child?
We have a huge job to do in order to change a centuries-old culture that adulates academic success and sneers at skills of the artisan.