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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INGRATIATE

He wished to ingratiate himself, and proceeded to show off his one accomplishment.

And this naturally does not ingratiate missions with the trading class.

Both parties tried to ingratiate themselves with the natives.

No man is more formed to ingratiate himself with her than Melbourne.

The pigmy had contrived to ingratiate himself into every man's affection.

He did his best, as he well knew how, to ingratiate himself with both ladies.

He was doing his best to ingratiate himself with the captain and his fair daughter.

Ingratiate yourself with the electors, and speak at the public-houses for both of us.

But a woman must now and then ingratiate herself at the expense of her sex.

The French had always tried to ingratiate themselves with the Indians.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, possibly via 16c. Italian ingraziarsi "to bring (oneself) into favor," from Latin in gratiam "for the favor of," from in "in" (see in- (2)) + gratia "favor, grace" (see grace).

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