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lavish something (up)on someone

to give something freely to someone; to squander something on someone. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The manager lavished all sorts of favors upon the new employee. Susan lavished compliments on the cook.
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lavish on

To give or bestow something in abundance to someone or something: The critics lavished praise on the new movie. The pundits lavished scorn on the new mayor.
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lavish with

To enhance or praise something or someone with something: The teacher lavished the best students with praise. The tables were lavished with decorations.
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References in classic literature ?
In the day-time, fetched by a steward, Michael would be brought on deck to Del Mar, who was always surrounded by effusive young ladies and matrons who lavished caresses and endearments upon Michael.
All that the tenderest care could accomplish was lavished on me; my youth and my constitution did the rest.
Here Nature indeed pours forth the choicest treasures which she hath lavished on this world; and here human nature presents you with an object which can be exceeded only in the other.
Diddy and Ross performed at the event, and are said to have lavished the crowd with bills, totalling around 1 million dollars, reports Stuff.
He reminded, in this regard, of the deep care lavished on the deceased during his last days.
Having been lavished with an array of high quality fixtures and fittings, the property provides a genuine ready-to-move into home that provides for everyday family requirements, is tastefully decorated and superbly presented throughout.
Save The Children's Simon Wright said: "Seeing the amount of money lavished on world leaders while most of the world's population struggles to live on less than a dollar a day should put all of us off our food and lavish goods.
And with two incomes pouring in, Vetere said, pets are being lavished with an array of products.
But she lavished it on fast cars, a power boat, travel and all the other vulgar luxuries that it was destined to buy anyway.
McCabe's trial heard that massive amounts of cash was frittered away on furniture, electrical goods, designer clothes and cosmetics, while gifts were lavished on relatives and friends.
The instructions tell us that it isn't a fragrance to spray sparingly on the wrists and neck as it was designed to be lavished across the whole body.
It was a malaise brought on by a combination of undistinguished painting and bad faith, tricked out with surely the most ostentatious hype ever lavished on a living artist: a veritable "blizzard of blague," to borrow the words of Hilton Kramer, a critic whose words I do not borrow often.
These children are lavished with the best foods, toys, educational equipment and attention.
A Burbank-based title company agreed Friday to pay $2 million to settle allegations that it lavished gifts on real estate licensees in exchange for business.
Wood floors in public areas have been finished with the same kind of care lavished on the hand-carved doors and furniture.