Flatter is ranked in the grammar of Portuguese as a transitive verb with direct and refers to the way of practicing the adulation with the purpose of gaining something in return. The etymological origin of the word is in the Latin through the following term and its variables: bajulo, bajulare and bajulatum, which means “to lead back” or “to take arms”.
In other words, the verb to flatter is understood in its pejorative sense, since the same is employed as an act of adulation carried out by one person to another, or even a demonstration of some kind of affection usually intentional because of the exaggeration that can be committed when you want to reach a certain goal.
In these cases, it is common to see phrases with compliments quite far-fetched of an employee to his superior, with the intention to get your attention, opportunity of promotion or even salary increase. For example: “I really Want to learn with the lord for me also to become a professional so efficient and skillful”.
An act of flattery may be performed as a simple appreciation that one person has for another. For example: “you Know, I greatly admire his serenity, and as the employs as well in situations of high stress, congratulations!”.
In this mode, the act of ingratiating is well seen, but when one realizes that the sycophant makes the act with ulterior motives is perceived in a negative way, since the same is not sincere and intentionally demonstrates a personality that is opportunistic.
Synonyms of ingratiating
Antonyms of ingratiating