Ingratiate Definition

ĭn-grāshē-āt
ingratiated, ingratiates, ingratiating
verb
To make acceptable; esp., to bring (oneself) into another's favor or good graces by conscious effort.
Webster's New World
Ingratiate is defined as to gain favor by effort.
An example of ingratiate is for a worker to become well liked by being kind to his coworkers.
YourDictionary
To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; followed by to.
Wiktionary
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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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