One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it amused him to flirt with her and flatter her’
compliment, praise, commend, admire, express admiration for, pay tribute to, say nice things about
pay court to, pay blandishments to, fawn on, wax lyrical about, make much of
cajole, humour, flannel, blarney
informal sweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, lay it on thick, lay it on with a trowel, play up to, suck up to, crawl to, creep to, be all over, fall all over
rare laud, panegyrize
2‘I was flattered to be asked to join them’
honour, gratify, please, give pleasure to, make someone glad, make someone pleased, delight, gladden
informal tickle pink
3‘a hairstyle that flattered her small features’
suit, become, set off, show to advantage, enhance, look good on, look right on, be appropriate to, go well with, embellish, ornament, grace, befit
informal do something for
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