verb (used with object), adulated, adulating.
to show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.

1770–80; back formation from adulation

adulation, noun
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adulate (ˈædjʊˌleɪt)
(tr) to flatter or praise obsequiously
[C17: back formation from C15 adulation, from Latin adūlāri to flatter]

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Ultimately, they would adulate and then turn on them.
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