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Is there any verb for 'yes-man'? So that we can express as, he 'say yes' with his superior.

Or in other meaning. e.g. My wife is angry now, so it is better to "say-yes" whatever she says :)

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  • This question reminded me of the Del Monte advert on British TV. YouTube
    – Andrew Leach
    Feb 10, 2018 at 7:46
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    "Brown-nosing," "back-scratching," and "bootlicking" are verbs for the actions of a sycophant. (e.g. "He was brown-nosing his superior.") Feb 10, 2018 at 7:56
  • Someone ignorantly placating their boss is never a good idea unless they're both stupid.
    – Mazura
    Feb 10, 2018 at 18:18
  • You can always verb the noun.
    – Hot Licks
    Feb 11, 2018 at 3:24

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Toady

noun, plural toadies.
1.an obsequious flatterer; sycophant.

verb (used with object), toadied, toadying.
2. to be the toady to.
verb (used without object), toadied, toadying.
3. to be a toady.

"toadying". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 11 Feb. 2018. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/toadying>.

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  • Or in other meaning. e.g. My wife is angry now, so it is better to "say-yes" whatever she says :)
    – karim
    Feb 11, 2018 at 8:54

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