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ingratiate

verb [T]  us   /ɪnˈɡreɪ·ʃiˌeɪt/ disapproving
to try to make yourself especially pleasant in order to get someone to like or approve of you, and often to influence someone to do something for you: He tries to ingratiate himself with the boss by saying that all her ideas are brilliant.
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