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definition of the word ingratiate

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First attested in 1622. From Italian ingraziare, which from ingratiare, which from in gratia, which from Latin in grātiam (into favour), which from grātus.

Infinitive
to ingratiate

Third person singular
ingratiates

Simple past
ingratiated

Past participle
ingratiated

Present participle
ingratiating

to ingratiate (third-person singular simple present ingratiates, present participle ingratiating, simple past and past participle ingratiated)

  1. Bring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.
    The court jester isn't exactly ingratiating himself to the king, with his insults.


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