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Ingratiate meaning

ingratiate - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To gain favor.
  2. 2. To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; - used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.
  3. 3. To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; - followed by to.
  4. 4. To bring, by flattery, etc. ( oneself) into the favor another; as, he knew how to ingratiate himself with all about him; secure favorable reception for; with into.
  5. 5. To get into favor.

ingratiate - examples of usage

  1. I know this, that you would ingratiate yourself with Mother Manon and Marietta by means of my property.
  2. He had, however, plenty of talent, and managed to ingratiate himself with some of the Greek chiefs, though the more respectable, as did the English Philhellenes, stood aloof from him.
  3. The worst she could think of him was that he wished to ingratiate himself now, in the hope that, when the war was ended, he might become a partner in Mr. Carvel's business. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
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