verb (ingratiates, ingratiating, ingratiated)
- Bring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.
Etymology: First attested in 1622. From ingraziare < ingratiare < in gratia < in gratiamLatin, in grÄtiam 'into favour' < gratusLatin, grÄtus.
- The court jester isn't exactly ingratiating himself to the king, with his insults.
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