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INGRATIATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ingratiate mean? 

INGRATIATE (verb)
  The verb INGRATIATE has 1 sense:

1. gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

  Familiarity information: INGRATIATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INGRATIATE (verb)


Sense 1ingratiate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Hypernyms (to "ingratiate" is one way to...):

control; keep in line; manipulate (control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ingratiate"):

cotton up; cozy up; play up; shine up; sidle up; suck up (ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


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