I'm flattered.?

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What does flattered mean in the given sentence?
I'm flattered.

1flatter
transitive verb
1: to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest
2 a archaic : beguile4 b: to encourage or gratify especially with the assurance that something is right <I flatter myself that my interpretation is correct>
3 a: to portray too favorably <the portrait flatters him> b: to display to advantage <candlelight often flatters the face>
intransitive verb: to use flattery
[M-W's Col. Dic.]
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Hi,

I am flattered (by you, by your words)



Which one of the given definitions of flatter fits in the above context?

1flatter
transitive verb
1: to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest
2 a archaic : beguile4 b: to encourage or gratify especially with the assurance that something is right <I flatter myself that my interpretation is correct>
3 a: to portray too favorably <the portrait flatters him> b: to display to advantage <candlelight often flatters the face>
intransitive verb: to use flattery


The red part of #1, but not the latter part.

If you say 'I am flattered', it's usually an expression of modesty (ie 'You are praising me too much').

Best wishes, Clive
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"You are flattering me".
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Hi,

Yes, think of it as

I am flattered (by you, by your words).

Clive
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CliveI am flattered (by you, by your words

Which one of the given definitions of flatter fits in the above context?

1flatter
transitive verb
1: to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest
2 a archaic : beguile4 b: to encourage or gratify especially with the assurance that something is right <I flatter myself that my interpretation is correct>
3 a: to portray too favorably <the portrait flatters him> b: to display to advantage <candlelight often flatters the face>
intransitive verb: to use flattery
[M-W's Col. Dic.]
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'to be flattered' is seldom used but it does occur. There is this line in one of Eminem's songs which goes: "I'm really flattered you will call your daughter that' (song: 'Stan').
Hi,

I wouldn't exactly say 'seldom used'.

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