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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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Two controversial books about Rand the person remain a good place to start for an understanding, but not adulatory, look at her life and work: The Passion of Ayn Rand(1986) by Barbara Branden, no doubt the first-ever sympathetic biography whose subject slept with the biographer's husband, and Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand (1989) by Nathaniel Branden, the husband in question.
A picture emerges from the President's public statements--and even from such adulatory accounts as Bob Woodward's Bush at War and David Frum's The Right Man--of a President on a divine mission.
She does not seem to be aware of the adulatory hymn to Shulgi that actually mentions his establishment of a system of messengers and posting stations (see J.
Prefacing Lewkenor's adulatory "To the Reader," which prefaces Contarini's even more laudatory Commonwealth, the poems -- both among and often within themselves -- present a much more ambivalent portrait than anything else in Lewkenor's volume.
Images of her are remarkably diverse, ranging from strongly adulatory to ferociously critical; they represent her as a person of wildly different personalities, doing and saying what it is hard to imagine a single individual doing or saying.
When John Major was on the ropes as Prime Minister he dithered over opposing him, setting up banks of phones for his campaign under the adulatory pressure of his fan club - and then backing out.
In return for such adulatory coverage, the Royal Household made itself available to the scribblers and artists in the employ of the ILN.
Nobody picked Jack Kemp who, once tapped by Dole, drew the sort of adulatory coverage reserved for Washington insiders who fervently court the press.
Particularly annoying is the virtually incessant parade of adulatory references to the thought of Rene Girard marching through the book.
Unfamiliar with the Western marketplace, they are described in adulatory terms by the awestruck Calhoun.
Finally, Hatton's adulatory tone cannot disguise some otherwise unpalatable facts.