1. ingratiate

verb. ['ˌɪŋˈgreɪʃiːˌeɪt'] gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts.


  • play up
  • cozy up
  • control
  • keep in line
  • cotton up
  • shine up
  • sidle up
  • suck up


  • play down
  • inactivity
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness

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Rhymes with Ingratiate

  • glaciate
  • emaciate

Sentences with ingratiate

1. Verb, base form
If you are too effusive, the employer might see this as an attempt to ingratiate yourself.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Another helpful tactic is to *ingratiate* yourself to someone who makes the decisions.