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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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We have a huge job to do in order to change a centuries-old culture that adulates academic success and sneers at skills of the artisan.
We have a huge job to change a centuries-old culture that adulates academic success and sneers at skills of the artisan.