An example of ingratiate is for a worker to become well liked by being kind to his coworkers.
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 gratiam : in, in; see in–2 + gratiam, accusative of gratia, favor (from gratus, pleasing; see gwer&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present ingratiates, present participle ingratiating, simple past and past participle ingratiated)
- ingratiating (adjective)
- ingratiation (noun)