flatter

 /flate/

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flatter vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (encourager)  (pride)flatter vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (whim)pander to vi + prep
 Elle flatte son orgueil avec tous ces compliments.
 She flatters his pride with all these compliments.
 * Whatever she wants, she gets; he panders to her every whim.
flatter vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (caresser)stroke vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  pat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le chien aime beaucoup quand on le flatte.
 Dogs really like it when someone strokes them.
flatter vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (avantager)flatter vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ce portrait d'artiste la flatte beaucoup.
 That artist's portrait flatters her a great deal.
se flatter v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent to (se vanter)flatter yourself that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fancy yourself (to be) vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  pride yourself on, be proud of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  claim (to be) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Il se flatte d'être le meilleur ouvrier.
 He flatters himself that he is the best workman.
 * That guy fancies himself a bit of a writer.
 * She prides herself on being one of our most successful businesswomen.
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