flatter

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈflætɚ/ or [ˈflæɾɚ]
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈflætə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: flat‧ter

Adjective[change]

Positive
flat

Comparative
flatter

Superlative
flattest

  1. The comparative form of flat; more flat.

Verb[change]

Plain form
flatter

Third-person singular
flatters

Past tense
flattered

Past participle
flattered

Present participle
flattering

(transitive & intransitive)

  1. To compliment someone, sometimes insincerely and sometimes to win favour.
  2. To enhance someone's vanity by giving them praise.
  3. To portray something in a nice way.

Related words[change]