What does ingratiate mean?

Definitions for ingratiateɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ingratiate(verb)

    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ingratiate

    in-grā′shi-āt, v.t. to commend to grace or favour (used reflexively, and followed by with): to secure the good-will of another. [L. in, into, gratia, favour.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Ingratiate

    気に入られるようにする in Japanese. 満たす means fullfil, not for this word.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingratiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ingratiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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