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Definition of Flatter


  1. One who, or that which, makes flat or flattens.
  2. A flat-faced fulling hammer.
  3. A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips, as watch springs, etc.
  4. To treat with praise or blandishments; to gratify or attempt to gratify the self-love or vanity of, esp. by artful and interested commendation or attentions; to blandish; to cajole; to wheedle.
  5. To raise hopes in; to encourage or favorable, but sometimes unfounded or deceitful, representations.
  6. To portray too favorably; to give a too favorable idea of; as, his portrait flatters him.
  7. To use flattery or insincere praise.
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Flatter Translations

flatter in Afrikaans is vlei
flatter in Danish is smigre
flatter in Dutch is vleien
flatter in Finnish is imarrella
flatter in French is adulent, aduler, flatter, adulez, adulons
flatter in German is schmeicheln, flachere
flatter in Italian is lusingare
flatter in Latin is palpo, lenocinor
flatter in Norwegian is smigre
flatter in Portuguese is alisador
flatter in Spanish is adular
flatter in Swedish is smickra