Definitions for ingratiateɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt

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  1. ingratiate(verb)

    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

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  1. ingratiate(Verb)

    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.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1622. From ingraziare, which from ingratiare, which from in gratia, which from in gratiam, which from gratus.

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  1. Ingratiate(verb)

    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

  2. Ingratiate(verb)

    to recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by to

  3. Ingratiate(verb)

    to gain favor

  4. Origin: [Pref. in- in + L. gratia. See Grace.]

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