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Meaning of INGRATIATE

Pronunciation:  in'greyshee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
 

INGRATIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: control, cotton up, cozy up, keep in line, manipulate, play up, shine up, sidle up, suck up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*gra"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ingratiated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Ingratiating}.] [Pref. in- in + L. gratia.
    See {Grace}.]
    1. To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring
       into favor; to insinuate; -- used reflexively, and
       followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.
    
             Lysimachus . . . ingratiated himself both with
             Philip and his pupil.                 --Budgell.
    
    2. To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by
       to. [Obs.] --Dr. J. Scott.
    
             What difficulty would it [the love of Christ] not
             ingratiate to us?                     --Hammond.
    
    
  2. \In*gra"ti*ate\, v. i.
    To gain favor. [R.] --Sir W. Temple.
    
    
 

 

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