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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments.

Usage examples (37)
  • Verb (used with object), : He ingratiated himself with all the guests
  • They also were more likely to engage in political behaviors such as ingratiation, self-promotion and doing favors.
  • TANA: (Grinning with ingratiation) Gone to Inn for dinnah.
  • Hoffman's smile stalled halfway between insult and ingratiation. for more
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