Ingratiate is defined as to gain favor by effort.(verb)
An example of ingratiate is for a worker to become well liked by being kind to his coworkers.
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transitive verb in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing, in·gra·ti·ates
Origin: Perhaps from Italian ingraziare
Origin: , from in grazia, into favor
Origin: , from Latin in grātiam
Origin: : in, in; see in-2
Origin: + grātiam
Origin: , accusative of grātia, favor (from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots).
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