Ingratiate

Definition of Ingratiate

In`gra´ti`ate
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Ingratiated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ingratiating .]
1.To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; - used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.
Lysimachus . . . ingratiated himself both with Philip and his pupil.
- Budgell.
2.To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; - followed by to.
What difficulty would it [the love of Christ] not ingratiate to us?
- Hammond.
v. i.1.To gain favor.

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