Focus on the pronunciation of flatter
English definition of “flatter”
/ˈflæt̬·ər/ v [T]
› to make someone feel important or attractive, or to praise someone in order to please him or her: They were flattered by the invitation from the mayor. flattery
/ˈflæt̬·ə·ri/ n [U] › Saying I was the best ever was too obvious an attempt at flattery.