Flatter vs Gratify - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between flatter and gratify
is that flatter
is to compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour while gratify
is to please.
As a noun flatter
is a type of set tool used by blacksmiths.
As an adjective flatter
A type of set tool used by blacksmiths.
A flat-faced fulling hammer.
A drawplate with a narrow, rectangular orifice, for drawing flat strips such as watch springs.
Someone who flattens, purposely or accidently. Also flattener.
(British, NZ, slang) Someone who lives in a rented flat.
From (etyl) flatteren, . More at (l).
) (transitive'' and ''intransitive
to compliment someone, often insincerely and sometimes to win favour
* Bible, Proverbs xxix. 5
- A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet.
to enhance someone's vanity by praising them
to portray something to advantage.
- Others he flattered by asking their advice.
to convey notions of the facts that are believed to be favorable to the hearer without certainty of the truthfulness of the notions conveyed.
- Her portrait flatters her.
To make content, to satisfy.
* gladden, queem
To anger, disquiet, fluster, intimidate, or any of the like