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Verb: ingratiate  in'grey-shee,eyt
  1. Gain favour with somebody by deliberate efforts
    "Despite all his attempts to ingratiate himself with his prospective father-in-law, the young man found he could hardly do anything to please him"

Derived forms: ingratiated, ingratiates, ingratiating

Type of: control, keep in line, manipulate

Encyclopedia: Ingratiate