verb (used with object), in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing.
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Origin of ingratiate
OTHER WORDS FROM ingratiatein·gra·ti·a·tion, nounin·gra·ti·a·to·ry [in-grey-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɪnˈgreɪ ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ingratiate
Whatever his background, Peltz allegedly managed to ingratiate himself with Hammond, who started at Bloomberg in 2015.Insider trading indictment highlights contacts with Bloomberg reporter|Erik Wemple|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
I attempted to ingratiate myself, politely stood up to her and let the tears fall as she insulted me.Miss Manners: Get out of Dodge before the abusive mother-in-law visits|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Perhaps he hopes to ingratiate himself with the Taliban as US and Western influence wanes.
What motivated that leak though was a need to ingratiate himself to the people of Hong Kong and China.Greenwald: Snowden’s Files Are Out There if ‘Anything Happens’ to Him|Eli Lake|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They ingratiate themselves with the Nationalists instead of supporting their own.
“We tried incredibly hard to ingratiate ourselves to Sarah Palin and her family,” said Broomfield in an interview.
Patricia Kluge tried to ingratiate herself with her neighbor the queen, but was continually snubbed.
De Luynes presented her at court with instructions to ingratiate herself with the queen—Anne of Austria—and the king.Women of Modern France|Hugo P. Thieme
I did my utmost to ingratiate myself with her, for I knew that if any one could obtain the information I required she would do so.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
In my opinion, you came simply to ingratiate yourself with Mr. Murray, and your conduct to-day has proved it.Little Folks (November 1884)|Various
He would show an interest in the family and ingratiate himself in that way; he would be asking after the children next.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
He felt that he was taking an unreasoning dislike for the apologising Thomas, so anxious to ingratiate himself.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce