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ingratiate

[ in-grey-shee-eyt ]
/ ɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing.
to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with): He ingratiated himself with all the guests.She ingratiated her colleagues with her well-researched project proposal.
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Origin of ingratiate

First recorded in 1615–25; perhaps from Latin in grātiam “into favor,” after Italian ingraziar; see in, grace, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ingratiate

in·gra·ti·a·tion [in-grey-shee-ey-shuhn], /ɪnˌgreɪ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/, nounin·gra·ti·a·to·ry [in-grey-shee-uh-tawr-ee], /ɪnˈgreɪ ʃi əˌtɔr i/, adjective
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How to use ingratiate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ingratiate

ingratiate
/ (ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb
(tr often foll by with) to place (oneself) purposely in the favour (of another)

Derived forms of ingratiate

ingratiating or ingratiatory, adjectiveingratiatingly, adverbingratiation, noun

Word Origin for ingratiate

C17: from Latin, from in- ² + grātia grace, favour
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