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flatter
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.
3. A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To use flattery or insincere praise.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or attempt to gratify the self- love or vanity of, esp. by artful and interested commendation or attentions; to blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
2. To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
3. To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of; as, his portrait flatters him.
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