What does the word ingratiate mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To win for oneself.

Usage examples for ingratiate

  1. Nevertheless, as in all communities there is generally one ill- conditioned person, even in the little village of Donoughmor there was to be found a time- server who, wishing for reasons of his own to ingratiate himself with Peter Rorke, was base enough to report to him old Pat Clancy's hasty words. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  2. Taking all the circumstances together, including Cain's dread " of every one that findeth me shall slay me," it would seem that the object of this city was to provide for individuals of the pre- Adamic family dwelling on the east of Eden, and possibly to ingratiate himself into their favor. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by J. P. MacLean
  3. At first Bellshaw treated her kindly, doing all in his power to ingratiate himself with her. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould