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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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O'Boyle: I think he's viewed that way mainly because he's been CEO at a time when we are adulating CEOs to an extent that's unprecedented in the history of business.
Peter Ling argues that, by adulating King for his work in the Civil Rights campaigns, we have misrepresented the complexity of those struggles and ignored some of the equally challenging campaigns of his last years.
In the later personae, Bly reminds me of John Bradshaw stomping around stage loudly lecturing his adulating fans on family "dysfunction.
But in addition to his genius as a piano player, Monk's personal eccentricities--dancing in performance, donning an array of traffic-stopping hats, and so on--magnetically attracted a range of followers, from adulating hipsters to humorously charmed intellectuals.
Rousseve manipulates us masterfully with a fool-resistant formula: Whites in the audience can assuage their racial guilt by adulating African American culture at a safe distance, while blacks can revel in Rousseve's sassy black attitude and Glover and Crosby's soul-stirring music.
And, of course, we should stop adulating liars like Lytton Strachey.
Not for them an exclusive hotel with state-of-the-art training facilities and tight-enough security to keep out a determined army, let alone adulating members of the public.
Despite opening with a few of his lesser known songs, he quickly had the hordes of adulating, mostly female, fans in the palm of his hand singing along with close-eyed enthusiasm.
Rearick considers the drawing to be intimate and ethereal, a contrast to the polished portrait in which the idealized and formalized features of the sitter appear to correspond to the painter's adulating gaze.
13) Precisely because of the deep-rooted influence Saktism and Tantricism have exerted on the Indian mind from the very beginning by adulating the Primordial Goddess (Maha Sakti) as the regulator of this universe.
Lady of Fragrance,/Sovereign, revered one,/The Two Lands are under your sway', wrote a poet thus creating a hymn to the goddess adulating the wonder of her presence.
They become part of the team - super- efficient caddy figures who handle all the domestic strain; amateur psychiatrists who prop up fragile egos, and wives, in the accepted sense, only when it comes to adulating or comforting their flawed heroes.