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flatter

verb
 
 
/ˈflætər/
SAY NICE THINGS [T] to say nice things to someone in order to make them feel attractive or important, sometimes in a way that is not sincere: The interviewer flattered him about his recent work.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
be flattered to feel very pleased and proud: I am flattered to have been given this award. She was flattered by his attention.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
LOOK ATTRACTIVE [T] to make someone look more attractive than usual: That new hairstyle really flatters you.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
flatter yourself to believe something good about yourself, although it might not be true: He flatters himself that he's a good driver.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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