Synonyms of 'flatter'
1 praiseDictionary, compliment, pander to
I knew he was just flattering me.
They complimented me on my performance.
He even tried to sweet-talk the policewoman who arrested him.
Britain's political parties are courting the vote of the lesbian and gay community.
Most of the time he humoured her for an easy life.
TV correspondents puffing the new digital channels
flannel (British , informal)
He flannelled and prevaricated.
People fawn on you when you're famous.
It was he who cajoled Garland into making the film.
lay it on (thick) (slang)
He managed to wheedle some more money out of me.
2 suitDictionary, become, enhance
Orange flatters those with golden skin tones.
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If something becomes someone, it makes them look attractive or it seems right for them.
Does khaki become you?
to seek to persuade or influence by mild flattery; coax
Thesaurus for flatter from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone flatters you, they praise you in an exaggerated way that is not sincere , because they want to please you or to persuade you to do something.