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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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Ali the adulators who conspire to transform the false into the true, and all the satirists bartering and squandering their skills in order to transform the true into the false, lose equally their design, WHAT IS, IS; AND WHAT IS NOT, IS NOT.
What the church needs today are not adulators to extol the status quo, but men whose humility and obedience are not less than their passion for the truth: men who face every misunderstanding and attack as they bear witness; who, in a word, love the church more than ease and the unruffled course of their personal destiny.
As a young German theologian named Joseph Ratzinger put it in 1962: "What the church needs today are not adulators to extol the status quo, but men whose humility and obedience are not less than their passion for the truth: men who face every misunderstanding and attack as they bear witness; men who, in a word, love the church more than ease and the unruffled course of their personal destiny.
It is the view to which the adulators of the Common Law have subscribed for centuries, namely that time and space lose their relevance in the Common Law's world of timeless and spaceless Reason.