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ingratiate

  
  ( ingratiates    3rd person present)   ( ingratiating    present participle)   ( ingratiated    past tense & past participle  ) If someone tries to ingratiatethemselves with you, they do things to try and make you like them.      verb  
  (disapproval)   
Many politicians are trying to ingratiate themselves with her.      V pron-refl with n, Also V pron-refl  
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ingratiate

  
  
be a yes man, blandish, brown-nose     (taboo slang)   crawl, curry favour, fawn, flatter, get in with, get on the right side of, grovel, insinuate oneself, keep (someone) sweet, kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   lick someone's arse     (taboo slang)   lick (someone's) boots, pander to, play up to, rub (someone) up the right way     (informal)   seek the favour (of someone), suck up to     (informal)   toady, worm oneself into (someone's) favour  

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