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ingratiate

in·gra·ti·ate

ingratiate

 
pronunciation:
ihn greI sh yeIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ingratiated, ingratiates, ingratiating
definition: to seek or secure another's favor or approval for (oneself) (usu. fol. by with).
She ingratiated herself with important people.
similar words:
insinuate
derivation: ingratiation (n.)