ingratiate

Part of speech: verb

To win for oneself.

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Usage examples "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", 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", J. P. MacLean.
  3. At first Bellshaw treated her kindly, doing all in his power to ingratiate himself with her. - "The Sweep Winner", Nat Gould.