An example of ingratiate is for a worker to become well liked by being kind to his coworkers.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
Origin of ingratiateprobably via Italian ingratiare (now ingraziare) from Classical Latin phrase in gratiam, for the favor of from in-, in + gratia, favor, grace
transitive verbin·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing, in·gra·ti·ates
Origin of ingratiatePerhaps from Italian ingraziare from in grazia into favor from Latin in grātiam in in ; see in- 2. grātiam accusative of grātia favor ( from grātus pleasing ; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present ingratiates, present participle ingratiating, simple past and past participle ingratiated)
- ingratiating (adjective)
- ingratiation (noun)