Flatter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈflætər|  American pronunciation of the word flatter
Brit.  |ˈflatə|  British pronunciation of the word flatter
- this word is used as a comparative form of the adjectiveflat

verb

- praise somewhat dishonestly (syn: blandish)

Examples

I flatter myself that this campaign will put an end to the war.

I flatter myself that my interpretation is correct.

Perry would always flatter Mrs. Mitchell by praising her cooking.

Lewis's novel doesn't flatter Midwestern attitudes and morals.

Don't try and flatter her - she doesn't approve of creeps.

I refused to fawn over her or flatter her.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: flatter
he/she/it: flatters
present participle: flattering
past tense: flattered
past participle: flattered
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