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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sy·co·phant /-fənt ||ˌfænt/
 奉承者,諂媚者,追隨者(a.)拍馬的,奉承的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syc·o·phant v. t.
 1. To inform against; hence, to calumniate. [Obs.]
    Sycophanting and misnaming the work of his adversary.   --Milton.
 2. To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syc·o·phant, v. i. To play the sycophant.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syc·o·phant n.
 1. An informer; a talebearer. [Obs.] “Accusing sycophants, of all men, did best sort to his nature.”
 2. A base parasite; a mean or servile flatterer; especially, a flatterer of princes and great men.
 A sycophant will everything admire:
 Each verse, each sentence, sets his soul on fire.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sycophant
      n : a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a
          personal advantage [syn: toady, crawler, lackey]