ingratiation ingratiation

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

Usage(s):

  1. In the beginning he was a tall, devastatingly handsome young man, with a polite, soft-spoken gift for ingratiation.
  2. It is the responsibility of the state department to provide Obama with such information especially if the King dislikes ingratiation and demonstrative forms of affection.
  3. In the beginning he was a tall, devastatingly handsome young man, with a polite, soft-spoken gift for ingratiation.

News

  • Prosecutors say McDonnell fixated on justice’s remark

    Federal prosecutors say former Gov. Bob McDonnell is putting too much stock in Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s declaration that “ingratiation and access … are not corruption.”
    on April 27, 2014     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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