Meaning of “ingratiate” in the English Dictionary


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ingratiateverb [ 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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