Definitions for ingratiateɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•gra•ti•ateɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort:
to ingratiate oneself with the boss.
Origin of ingratiate:
in•gra′ti•a•to`ry-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
to bring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.
The court jester isn't exactly ingratiating himself to the king, with his insults.
Origin: First attested in 1622. From ingraziare, which from ingratiare, which from in gratia, which from in gratiam, which from gratus.
to introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; -- used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought
to recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by to
to gain favor
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