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ingratiation

[ in-grey-shee-ey-shuhn, ]
/ ɪnˌgreɪ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, /
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noun
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.
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