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INGRA'TIATE, verb transitive ingra'shate. [Latin in and gratia, favor.]

1. To commend one's self to another's good will, confidence or kindness. It is always used as a reciprocal verb, and followed by with, before the person whose favor is sought. Ministers and courtiers ingratiate themselves with their sovereign. Demagogues ingratiate themselves with the populace.

2. To recommend; to render easy; used of things.