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Adjective: ingratiating  in'grey-shee,ey-ting
  1. Capable of winning favour
    "with open arms and an ingratiating smile"
  2. Calculated to please or gain favour
    "a smooth ingratiating manner";
    - insinuating, ingratiatory
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"

See also: flattering, pleasing

Type of: control, keep in line, manipulate

Encyclopedia: Ingratiating