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Word: ingratiate

Definition: become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss


Sentences Containing 'ingratiate'

In hopes to ingratiate myself further into his majesty’s favour, I told him of “an invention, discovered between three and four hundred years ago, to make a certain powder, into a heap of which, the smallest spark of fire falling, would kindle the whole in a moment, although it were as big as a mountain, and make it all fly up in the air together, with a noise and agitation greater than thunder.
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