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The Definition of - ingratiation (noun)

    verb (used with object), ingratiated, ingratiating.
    1.
    to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with): He ingratiated himself with all the guests.
    She ingratiated her colleagues with her well-researched project proposal.

Word Example of - ingratiation

    Example Sentences for ingratiation

    A hansom cab offers peculiar facilities for the aforesaid process of ingratiation.

    He could not resist her beauty, her warmth, her ingratiation.

    “Then I shall have to call another time,” said the woman, with a mixture of ingratiation and despair.

    He had prepared himself to be ingratiating; but he realized that ingratiation was not a successful line to pursue with dragons.

    The qualities of ingratiation and friendliness departed from M. Garfunkel's smile, leaving it wholly apologetic.

    It was as if she were amused, not absent-minded nor yet a prey to the feminine immorality of ingratiation.

Word Origin & History of - ingratiation

    Word Origin & History

    ingratiate 1622, from It. ingraziare "to bring (oneself) into favor," from L. in gratiam "for the favor of," from in- "in" + gratia "favor, grace."

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