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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
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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
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'.

Clive