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Present participle for to charm or persuade someone with flattery
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“In his sincere bid to butter up to the newly-elected minister, the contractor forgot his place and made two mistakes.”
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Present participle for give or ascribe a significant amount of attention or importance to
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Present participle for to deceive or fool someone
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Present participle for to attract or lure by temptation
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Present participle for quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Present participle for seek as romantic partner
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Present participle for to use bland fluent talk to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly
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Excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
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An expression of praise or admiration
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