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in·gra·ti·ate

 (ĭn-grā′shē-āt′)
tr.v. in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing, in·gra·ti·ates
To bring (oneself, for example) into the favor or good graces of another, especially by deliberate effort: She quickly sought to ingratiate herself with the new administration.

[Perhaps from Italian ingraziare, from in grazia, into favor, from Latin in grātiam : in, in; see in-2 + grātiam, accusative of grātia, favor (from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

in·gra′ti·a′tion n.
in·gra′ti·a·to′ry (-shē-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

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]
inˈgratiˌating, inˈgratiatory adj
inˈgratiˌatingly adv
inˌgratiˈation n

in•gra•ti•ate

(ɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort: to ingratiate oneself with the boss.
[1615–25]
in•gra′ti•at`ing•ly, adv.
in•gra`ti•a′tion, n.
in•gra′ti•a•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

ingratiate


Past participle: ingratiated
Gerund: ingratiating

Imperative
ingratiate
ingratiate
Present
I ingratiate
you ingratiate
he/she/it ingratiates
we ingratiate
you ingratiate
they ingratiate
Preterite
I ingratiated
you ingratiated
he/she/it ingratiated
we ingratiated
you ingratiated
they ingratiated
Present Continuous
I am ingratiating
you are ingratiating
he/she/it is ingratiating
we are ingratiating
you are ingratiating
they are ingratiating
Present Perfect
I have ingratiated
you have ingratiated
he/she/it has ingratiated
we have ingratiated
you have ingratiated
they have ingratiated
Past Continuous
I was ingratiating
you were ingratiating
he/she/it was ingratiating
we were ingratiating
you were ingratiating
they were ingratiating
Past Perfect
I had ingratiated
you had ingratiated
he/she/it had ingratiated
we had ingratiated
you had ingratiated
they had ingratiated
Future
I will ingratiate
you will ingratiate
he/she/it will ingratiate
we will ingratiate
you will ingratiate
they will ingratiate
Future Perfect
I will have ingratiated
you will have ingratiated
he/she/it will have ingratiated
we will have ingratiated
you will have ingratiated
they will have ingratiated
Future Continuous
I will be ingratiating
you will be ingratiating
he/she/it will be ingratiating
we will be ingratiating
you will be ingratiating
they will be ingratiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ingratiating
you have been ingratiating
he/she/it has been ingratiating
we have been ingratiating
you have been ingratiating
they have been ingratiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ingratiating
you will have been ingratiating
he/she/it will have been ingratiating
we will have been ingratiating
you will have been ingratiating
they will have been ingratiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ingratiating
you had been ingratiating
he/she/it had been ingratiating
we had been ingratiating
you had been ingratiating
they had been ingratiating
Conditional
I would ingratiate
you would ingratiate
he/she/it would ingratiate
we would ingratiate
you would ingratiate
they would ingratiate
Past Conditional
I would have ingratiated
you would have ingratiated
he/she/it would have ingratiated
we would have ingratiated
you would have ingratiated
they would have ingratiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ingratiate - gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
keep in line, control, manipulate - control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
cotton up, cozy up, shine up, sidle up, suck up, play up - ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"

ingratiate

verb
ingratiate yourself with someone get on the right side of, court, win over, flatter, pander to, crawl to, play up to, get in with, suck up to (informal), curry favour with, grovel to, keep someone sweet, kiss someone's ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), lick someone's boots, fawn to, toady to, lick someone's arse (taboo slang), seek someone's favour, brown-nose to (taboo slang), rub someone up the right way (informal), be a yes man to, insinuate yourself with Many politicians are trying to ingratiate themselves with her.
Translations

ingratiate

[ɪnˈgreɪʃɪeɪt] VT to ingratiate o.s. with sbcongraciarse con algn

ingratiate

[ɪnˈgreɪʃieɪt] vt
to ingratiate o.s. with sb → s'insinuer dans les bonnes grâces de qn, se faire bien voir de qn

ingratiate

vr to ingratiate oneself with somebodysich bei jdm einschmeicheln

ingratiate

[ɪnˈgreɪʃɪˌeɪt] vt to ingratiate o.s. with sbingraziarsi qn
References in classic literature ?
In the morning, being left alone with these poor people, we soon ingratiated ourselves by presents of cigars and mate.
Much as he had ingratiated himself with his aunt, she had never yet invited him to stay under her roof, and here was a young whipper-snapper, who at first sight was made welcome there.
Prior to him going missing ahead of performances this month, Pete Doherty ingratiated himself with a French journalist backstage at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris.