Fawn (on/over) – Treat a person as if they are wonderful to gain favour or positive reaction
The fawn (fawn) was the receptionist. You could hear guests say "oh, how wonderful you are" and "how lovely you are". But it was all done to gain favour and get the best rooms.
Examples of fawn (on/over) in a sentence
The women in the front row would all stand and fawn over the singer.
Dennis would ignore his colleagues and fawn over the bosses at the staff party in the hopes of getting a promotion.
To make it onto the spelling team, Sammy would fawn over the English teachers.