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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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But there always has been a difference between the conservative and the mere adulator of authority, between one who seeks the best for the nation, and one who seeks maximum power for one's faction or nation, whatever the cost to its true nature.
Against a physician, Petrarch fulminates: "In the hope of a little vile gain, you frequent the latrines of both popes and paupers" branding him "an insincere and disgusting adulator," "a cold viper" "an industrious mouse" a "mercenary mechanic," a lunatic and a fool, and--unkindest cut of all--a hoopoe.
Deneuve laughs, with Gallic understatement: Not since Uriah Heep has so undulatory an adulator been imagined.
How is it it betrays not the least embarrassment at the collision (as it seems) in himself between the advocate of French revolutions, and the adulator of their great enemy, between the passionate lover of the anti-levelling poetry of Shakespeare and all the mighty poets of the past, and the passionate democrat who despised kings and courts and the oppressions of legitimacy?
Somehow his present adulators cannot understand that it was themselves, or people very like them, who created the social conditions which kept him down in the first place.
The numerous PR exercises suggests Beckham has always been a sportsman for the people, and the manner in which his career has transpired satisfies his detractors, critics, admirers and adulators.
Adulteration in the fertilizers and pesticides were another cause which was harming the growers by reducing the per acre output adding that federal government has also directed the provinces to keep proper cheek and deal with iron hands with adulators.
destruction of the countryside and urban environment, responsibility for the anthropological degradation of Italians"--meaning the ruin of their culture--and "the corrupt distribution of civic positions to adulators.