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ingratiate

[in-grey-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), ingratiated, ingratiating.
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with ): He ingratiated himself with all the guests.

Origin:
1615–25; perhaps < Latin in grātiam into favor, after Italian ingraziare. See in, grace, -ate1

ingratiation, noun
ingratiatory [in-grey-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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ingratiate (ɪnˈɡreɪʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb (often foll by with)
to place (oneself) purposely in the favour (of another)
 
[C17: from Latin, from in-² + grātia grace, favour]
 
in'gratiating
 
adj
 
in'gratiatory
 
adj
 
in'gratiatingly
 
adv
 
ingrati'ation
 
n

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ingratiate
1622, from It. ingraziare "to bring (oneself) into favor," from L. in gratiam "for the favor of," from in- "in" + gratia "favor, grace."
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