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
Words nearby ingratiate
Example sentences from the Web for ingratiate
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.
It was known that Kidd had buried his Bible in order to ingratiate the evil one.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete|Charles M. Skinner
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
It is absurd to say that the kindness I showed to M. Hue was an attempt to ingratiate myself with the Bourbons.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
De Luynes presented her at court with instructions to ingratiate herself with the queen--Anne of Austria--and the king.Women of Modern France (Illustrated)|Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Any one wishing to ingratiate himself with the king and his boon companions was forced to belong to the fraternity of Dionysus.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz