flatters; flattered; flattering
1 : to praise (someone) in a way that is not sincere
He flattered her with comments about her youthful appearance.
His comments flattered her.
You're just flattering me.
2 : to cause (someone) to feel pleased by showing respect, affection, or admiration
It flattered her to be asked to sing at their wedding.
— usually used as (be) flattered
She was flattered when they asked her to sing.
I'm flattered that he asked me out, but he isn't my type.
3 a : to show or describe (someone or something) in a way that is very favorable or too favorable
That portrait flatters him. [=that portrait makes him look better than he really does]
b : to cause (someone or something) to look as attractive as possible
That dress really flatters your figure.
: to believe something about yourself that makes you feel pleased or proud
Don't flatter yourself—you don't sing any better than we do.
I flatter myself on my skill in dancing. = I flatter myself that I'm a good dancer.