In*gra"ti*ate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ingratiated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ingratiating (?).] [Pref. in- in + L. gratia. See Grace.]

1.

To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; -- used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.

Lysimachus . . . ingratiated himself both with Philip and his pupil. Budgell.

2.

To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by to.

[Obs.]

Dr. J. Scott.

What difficulty would it [the love of Christ] not ingratiate to us? Hammond.

 

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In*gra"ti*ate, v. i.

To gain favor.

[R.]

Sir W. Temple.

 

© Webster 1913.

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