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
How to use ingratiate in a sentence
They are ingratiating and earnest, with no anger and no edge.Art has been brutalized by tech’s giants. How can it survive?|Konstantin Kakaes|December 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Therefore, ingratiating itself into the entrepreneurial portion of any burgeoning star’s career could prove a windfall for NBCUniversal.NBCUniversal and Volition Beauty sign multi-year deal to co-create products|Emma Sandler|November 19, 2020|Digiday
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
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
For Gordy, when absolutely forced to face an unknown woman, could bring to the encounter a certain bluff ingratiation.The Dark Flower|John Galsworthy
He petted her, and she slid into his arms with a child-like ingratiation that made his heart swell with pity.
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.