[[t]ɪnˈgreɪ ʃiˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. -at•ed, -at•ing
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort:
to ingratiate oneself with the boss[/ex]
Etymology: 1615–25 in•gra′ti•at`ing•ly, adv. in•gra`ti•a′tion, n. in•gra′ti•a•to`ry -əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i adj.

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