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verb [transitive]     flatter pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleflattering
past tenseflattered
past participleflattered
  1. 1
    to praise someone in order to get something that you want, especially in a way that is not sincere

    You’re trying to flatter me, and it won’t work.

  2. 2
    if something flatters you, it makes you look good when you use or wear it


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