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
Example sentences from the Web for ingratiate
Blair never made the mistake of underestimating Brooks, and his own considerable powers of ingratiation were exercised on her.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A hansom cab offers peculiar facilities for the aforesaid process of ingratiation.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne|William J. Locke
“Then I shall have to call another time,” said the woman, with a mixture of ingratiation and despair.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He could not resist her beauty, her warmth, her ingratiation.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
He had prepared himself to be ingratiating; but he realized that ingratiation was not a successful line to pursue with dragons.The Heather-Moon|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The qualities of ingratiation and friendliness departed from M. Garfunkel's smile, leaving it wholly apologetic.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass