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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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Comparing Beatrice to Don Quixote, he wrote that "she finished up enmeshed in her own self-deception, adulating a regime [the USSR] which bore as little relation to the Fabian Good Life as Dulcinea del Toboso to the Mistress of Don Quixote's dreams.
O'Boyle: I think he's viewed that way mainly because he's been CEO at a time when we are adulating CEOs to an extent that's unprecedented in the history of business.
In the later personae, Bly reminds me of John Bradshaw stomping around stage loudly lecturing his adulating fans on family "dysfunction.
But in addition to his genius as a piano player, Monk's personal eccentricities--dancing in performance, donning an array of traffic-stopping hats, and so on--magnetically attracted a range of followers, from adulating hipsters to humorously charmed intellectuals.
Rousseve manipulates us masterfully with a fool-resistant formula: Whites in the audience can assuage their racial guilt by adulating African American culture at a safe distance, while blacks can revel in Rousseve's sassy black attitude and Glover and Crosby's soul-stirring music.
And, of course, we should stop adulating liars like Lytton Strachey.
Not for them an exclusive hotel with state-of-the-art training facilities and tight-enough security to keep out a determined army, let alone adulating members of the public.