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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

v.
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

v.
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 ?
Maggie shut up the book at once, with a sense of disgrace, but not being inclined to see after her mother, she compromised the matter by going into a dark corner behind her father's chair, and nursing her doll, toward which she had an occasional fit of fondness in Tom's absence, neglecting its toilet, but lavishing so many warm kisses on it that the waxen cheeks had a wasted, unhealthy appearance.
Dominic Nutt of Save The Children said: "It is deeply hypocritical they should be lavishing course after course on world leaders when there is a food crisis and millions cannot afford to eat.
The devious nursing home matron wasn't interested in lavishing attention on the sick and dying.
China is pursuing a very aggressive strategy of building its influence throughout Latin America, by lavishing billions of dollars in "investments" and "aid" on the struggling economies of the region.
LAVISHING great perks and fringe benefits on public employees has long been the norm in Los Angeles, but county Supervisor Michael D.
Directors James Cameron, Martin Scorcese and Rob Reiner play themselves in the Albert Brooks-directed film, lavishing Stone's character with gifts from high-priced retailers such as Tiffany.
What they're doing - she and her sister, Janice Kerrigan, is lavishing their parents, Marianne and George, in retirement with gifts and 10 cruises, a 22-day European vacation, and tours of Ireland and Italy, all in the past nine years.