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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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Similarly, while Gibson adulates Picasso for refusing to go back to Francoist Spain, he never considers the possibility that there was something morally compromising about Picasso's remaining in Nazi-occupied Paris throughout World War II.