Flatter/Humour..

jexrry_nam

Senior Member
Cantonese
Hello everyone..

Could anyone tell me if flatter and humour have the same meaning.

I find them very similar.

They both convey that to try to please someone.

<Don't try to humour/flatter me. I know that's not true.>


Thanks
 
  • pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    To humor someone is to pretend to agree with them, generally in order to end what seems like a pointless argument.

    To flatter someone is to compliment them, often insincerely, and often as a method of getting them to do what you want.
     
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