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lavish (someone or something) with (something)

To give, heap, or bestow something freely and in great abundance to someone or something. Don't be too eager to lavish your children with praise unless they've truly earned it, or else they could end up with an inflated ego or sense of entitlement. The critic lavished the director's latest film with scorn, calling it a disgusting, obscene piece of exploitation.
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lavish (something) (up)on (someone or something)

To give, heap, or bestow something freely and in great abundance to someone or something. Don't be too eager to lavish praise upon your children unless they've truly earned it, or else they could end up with an inflated ego or sense of entitlement. The critic lavished scorn on the director's latest film, calling it a disgusting, obscene piece of exploitation.
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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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The exhibition highlights the services and methods of reducing wastes from the source in proper manner in the targeted residential areas through rationalisation of spending and avoiding lavishness in the daily purchases, in addition to specific instructions to reduce wastes during the holy month of Ramadan.
''Yes I was born rich; it was a classic Californian lineage: lavishness and ostentation, luxury mansions with pools, private clubs, exclusive friendships, and luxury cars," Contactmusic quoted her as telling L'Uomo Vogue.
The virtues of that prose--exactitude and lavishness in equal measure; the dashing, balanced sentences seemingly always on the edge of freezing into aphorism, and always, finally, successful in slipping that inertia--are only intermittently visible; readers expecting the novelist's ruins to yield up a heap of gilt and precious stones--a sort of Faberge omelet--will find themselves disappointed.
"The wedding industry in the region is driven not just by the growing affluence among the newer generation but also our culture and tradition where such events are known for their lavishness, opulence and class," said Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Director General of Expo Centre Sharjah.
Bahrain must tighten its belt to reduce lavishness, rationalise spending and protect public money.
Christmas is, after all, a time for lavishness, and mystical and opulent touches help create a decadent space which, for many, is an oasis away from economic austerity.
Vladimir Parvanov, the elder son of Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov, married his long-time girlfriend Tsvetanka in July 2010 in what has been described by everyone as a "modest ceremony," shying away from much publicity and lavishness.
The foreign aid is being used by rulers for their lavishness and personal purposes.
The store's festive commercials have become legendary for their lavishness, with stars such as Twiggy and Myleene Klass starring in them in the past.
Each piece is a redolent of splendour, sumptuousness and lavishness, but is singularly beautiful and very delicately designed."
After Egypt's uprising overthrew Hosni Mubarak's regime and eventually put a number of former officials and some of the country's biggest businessmen under investigation, there is a seeming shift from lavishness to necessities.
The couple are said to be keen to avoid any shows of lavishness or ostentatiousness.
Trends in the corporate meetings sector include a discernable relaxing in restrictions on business travel, a resurgence in corporate meetings, particularly in Europe, leading a net increase in meetings activity in 2010, buyers becoming adept at driving down costs with tough negotiations, shorter lead times -- from 30-45 days on average in the US -- a continuing trend to avoid frills and the appearance of 'lavishness' and meetings spend becoming seriously conservative, highly image-conscious and focused on the basics.
The lavishness can be seen clearly in the kitchen which has a range of .tted oak cupboards and granite work surfaces.
Great films both, and notable for many reasons, including Flash being the only film in which the lavishness of the sets actually makes a Brian Blessed performance seem understated and the Shpanish acshent with which Sean Connery shpeaks throughout Highlander.