- ingratiate (v.)
- 1620s, possibly via 16c. Italian ingraziarsi "to bring (oneself) into favor," from Latin in gratiam "for the favor of," from in "in" (see in- (2)) + gratia "favor, grace" (see grace).
- 1. The first part of his plan was to ingratiate himself with the members of the committee.
- 2. She quickly sought to ingratiate herself with the new administration.
- 3. He did his best to ingratiate himself with the royal family.
- 4. He did his best to ingratiate himself with his employer.
- 5. Many politicians are trying to ingratiate themselves with her.
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