[ in-grey-shee-ey-shuhn, ]
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  1. the act or process of establishing oneself in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort in order to influence or manipulate: I struggle to free my store staff—and myself—from this constant dignity-sapping, servile ingratiation with customers.

Origin of ingratiation


Words Nearby ingratiation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ingratiation in a sentence

  • He petted her, and she slid into his arms with a child-like ingratiation that made his heart swell with pity.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • The qualities of ingratiation and friendliness departed from M. Garfunkel's smile, leaving it wholly apologetic.

    Potash & Perlmutter | Montague Glass
  • He could not resist her beauty, her warmth, her ingratiation.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes