Definition of ingratiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ingratiate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈɡreɪʃiˌeɪt//
 
[no passive]ingratiate yourself (with somebody)(disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ingratiate
 
he / she / it ingratiates
 
past simple ingratiated
 
-ing form ingratiating
 
 
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to do things in order to make someone like you, especially someone who will be useful to you The first part of his plan was to ingratiate himself with the members of the committee.
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