[Answer] ingratiate

Answer: V: To work to gain the favor of someone.
ingratiate
verb
Word Origin early 17th century: from Latin in gratiam ‘into favor’ on the pattern of obsolete Italian ingratiare earlier form of ingraziare.
Derivatives
Scrabble Points: 11
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Ingratiate definition is – to gain favor or favorable acceptance for by deliberate effort —usually used with with. How to use ingratiate in a sentence. Did you know?
tr.v. in·gra·ti·at·ed in·gra·ti·at·ing in·gra·ti·ates To bring (oneself for example) into the favor or good graces of another especially by deliberate effort: She quickly sought to ingratiate herself with the new administration.
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verb (used with object) in·gra·ti·at·ed in·gra·ti·at·ing. to establish (oneself or someone else) in the favor or good graces of someone especially by deliberate effort (usually followed by with): He ingratiated himself with all the guests. She ingratiated her colleagues with her well-researched pro…

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