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in·gra·ti·ate

ingratiate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn greI sh yeIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ingratiates, ingratiating, ingratiated
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
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derivation: ingratiation (n.)