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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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Klein's tale of seduction and abandonment by the adulated great leader interlocks closely with the plot trajectory of Robert Penn Warrens big message novel All the King's Men, published 50 years earlier and now being remade as a Scan Penn vehicle directed by Steven Zaillian.
He'll be the Pope, the visible and adulated head of the Catholic Church on Earth and will believe he is accountable to God for what he does and fails to do.
For more than a decade Pearl Jam has reigned as one of the best-known bands in current rock, and Vedder as one of the most adulated singers; indeed, the band's distinctive sound commands instant recognition among almost every American under the age of 30 with working ears.
As he plunges into grief he experiences a kind of mental illness while the outside world makes matters worse with its seeming obsession with the very public death of a young, adulated pop star, even though most of them never knew her personally.
The Beats saw a correspondence between these people, the "folkbody blood of the land," and the derelicts, criminals, jazzmen, and drug addicts in New York City whom they adulated, precisely because these groups had been so downtrodden by the majority culture that they no longer considered themselves beholden to it.
fully side with the Arabs insofar as Nasser was their spokesman and universally adulated hero.
Flaubert was a Romantic in a century that adulated such things in its fiction, its music and its painting.
The haunting blues emerge from the ancient sorrow of slavery as well as from the natural talents exploited by a free black woman on stage in France, adulated, encouraged.
Shortly after its initial publication, The Symbolist Movement was especially adulated by younger English readers.
Adulated by millions, he unfortunately is, morbidly obese, and the lifeboat appears to be listing slightly in his direction.
He once stated, with characteristic boldness, that of ten Buson poems seven or eight were superb, whereas the better known and adulated Basho had only two or three good pieces out of ten.
Already adulated during her lifetime, her career, her personality and the fantasies that she enshrined have endowed her with a mythical dimension that has been consistently enriched over the years.