fawn upon

fawn upon
Synonyms and related words:
act up to, adulate, agree to anything, beslobber, beslubber, blandish, brown-nose, cajole, compliment, conceit, court, curry favor, dance attendance on, fall all over, fall over, flatter, handshake, make court to, make fair weather, make up to, oil the tongue, palaver, pay court to, play up to, polish the apple, praise, run after, shine up to, slobber over, suck up to, wheedle

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  • fawn upon — 1. Cringe to, crouch to, truckle to. 2. Flatter, wheedle, cajole, blandish, pay court to …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fawn — v kowtow, bow, bow before, bow and scrape, stoop, crouch; kneel, fall on one s knees, fall at the feet of, prostrate oneself; grovel, crawl, creep, creep before, slither, Sl.Tom; cringe, cower, squirm; toady, toady to, truckle, truckle to,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fawn — vb Fawn, toady, truckle, cringe, cower are comparable when they mean to act or behave with abjectness in the presence of a superior. Fawn implies a courting of favor by such acts of a sycophant as servile flattery and exaggerated deference {they… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fawn — Fawn, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fawning}.] [OE. fawnen, fainen, fagnien, to rejoice, welcome, flatter, AS. f[ae]gnian to rejoice; akin to Icel. fagna to rejoice, welcome. See {Fain}.] To court favor by low cringing, frisking …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fawn — 1. n., adj., & v. n. 1 a young deer in its first year. 2 a light yellowish brown. adj. fawn coloured. v.tr. (also absol.) (of a deer) bring forth (young). Phrases and idioms: in fawn (of a deer) pregnant. Etymology: ME f. OF faon etc. ult. f. L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fawn — fɔːn n. baby deer; soft light brown color v. lavish affection upon; flatter, act in a servile manner in order to gain favor adj. pale yellowish brown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dance attendance upon someone — v. toady, flatter in the hope of gaining favor, fawn upon with a view to please or gain favor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nymph and Fawn — Artist Isidore Konti Year 1917 Dimensions 142.9 cm × 61 cm × 51 cm (56.25 in × 24 in × 20 in) Location India …   Wikipedia

  • St. Patrick —     St. Patrick     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Patrick     Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493.     He had for his parents Calphurnius and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • grovel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. fawn, creep, cringe; wallow, humble (oneself). See servility, lowness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. crawl, cringe, fawn, fawn upon, beg, sneak, stoop, kneel, crouch before, truckle, kowtow, implore, toady …   English dictionary for students

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