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flatter

verb [T]  /ˈflæt̬·ər/ us  
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
noun [U]  /ˈflæt̬·ə·ri/ us  
Saying I was the best ever was too obvious an attempt at flattery.
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