ingratiation


verb (used with object), in·gra·ti·at·ed, in·gra·ti·at·ing.

  1. to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone, especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with): He ingratiated himself with all the guests. She ingratiated her colleagues with her well-researched project proposal.

verb

  1. (tr often foll by with) to place (oneself) purposely in the favour (of another)
v.

1620s, possibly via 16c. Italian ingraziarsi “to bring (oneself) into favor,” from Latin in gratiam “for the favor of,” from in “in” (see in- (2)) + gratia “favor, grace” (see grace).

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