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flatter /ˈflætɚ/ verb
flatters; flattered; flattering

-The boy is flattering the girls with compliments.

Learner’s definition of FLATTER
[+ object]

1 .to praise (someone) in a way that is not sincere

-He flattered her with comments about her youthful appearance.

-His comments flattered her.

-You’re just flattering me.

2. to cause (someone) to feel pleased by showing respect, affection, or admiration

-It flattered her to be asked to sing at their wedding.
— usually used as (be) flattered

-She was flattered when they asked her to sing.

-I’m flattered that he asked me out, but he isn’t my type.

3 (a). to show or describe (someone or something) in a way that is very favorable or too favorable

-That portrait flatters him. [=that portrait makes him look better than he really does]

3 (b). to cause (someone or something) to look as attractive as possible

-That dress really flatters your figure.



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