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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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Yet such a potentially radical audience would have had to overlook such passages as "It is not that I adulate the people: / Without me, there are Demagogues enough" (9.25), and from Byron's point of view as a producer, this new readership was simply a new market to be explored.
Rather, those of us of this new generation must come to the realization that there is no short cut to success and excellence and we must be prepared to embrace the right attitude that does not adulate show offs particularly on the social media and mediocrity, but privileges hard work, focus and determination through which we would attain true excellence and be the woman that would fulfill all our good expectations.
Television channels compete with each other to adulate the very individual whom they used to vilify while he was Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat.
A newly relevant factor is viewers' perceived shorter attention span, which means that they constantly need fresh faves to adulate each season.
We have this inclination to adulate before the horses have left the gate.
The author does not really tackle the big problem set by Jonson's character and career: Why did so unruly and satirically minded a writer adulate the court and courtiers of James I so much?
Let us emulate Gandhiji, not just adulate him, as his pseudo "pedestal fans" do.
Recalling his reggae-flavoured solo number one Everything I Own and Culture Club reunion single I Just Wanna Be Loved pleased the ferociously loyal crowd who seemed to adulate him more so than ever.
Our superstar culture differs from the one that surrounded, say, Franz Liszt not because Liszt's era did not adulate superstars, but because our electronic means of presenting them (and it is electronic, even when they are present in person) has constructed an immensely more complex set of social and technical institutions than the past one.
But this apparent concession to reality, Anton notices, has the practical effect of excusing every kind of inequality as long as it is accompanied by sufficient devotion to left-wing politics: "This explains, for instance, why the Left does not merely tolerate but celebrates the massive wealth concentrations and tax-favored status of universities and why it adulates tech CEOs and 'woke' celebrities."
In the plain speech of the two poems presented in translation below (an "Ode to Sadness," or, Qa[sz] uidat al-Huzn , and "You Want," or Turidina ), one may detect a sort of plaintive hope laced with a countervailing, often tongue-in-cheek cynicism: there is a hope that the narrator can be enough for the woman he adulates, that his words can satisfy, and that she can fulfill him in turn.
After this promotion, he becomes the beloved child of a whole community which adulates him and praises his generosity.