[ verb ] praise somewhat dishonestly
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
White 's suggestion flattered , but he did not like the identity .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Still she was not sorry he sat by her , but in_fact was flattered .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
He stroked the hens and they responded with delighted clucks , he gobbled with the turkeys and they at_once were all attention , he quacked with the ducks , and cackled with a pair of exceedingly flattered geese .