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1. ingratiate

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • play down
  • inactivity
  • derestrict
  • powerlessness

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Words that Rhyme with Ingratiate

  • glaciate
  • emaciate

Example sentences of the word 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.

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