Ingratiate Definition

ingratiated, ingratiates, ingratiating
To make acceptable; esp., to bring (oneself) into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort.
Webster's New World
To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; followed by to.

Origin of Ingratiate

  • Perhaps from Italian ingraziare from in grazia into favor from Latin in grātiam in in in–2 grātiam accusative of grātia favor (from grātus pleasing gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1622. From Italian ingraziare, which from ingratiare, which from in gratia, which from Latin in grātiam (into favour), which from grātus.

    From Wiktionary

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