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ingratiate

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  • v  gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

  • On a swing through Pennsylvania last month, John McCain visited a Manheim Central High School football practice not to ingratiate himself with the players, who weren't even old .
  • Seeking means to ingratiate themselves with Benito Mussolini, certain zealous Italians have founded the Action Committee for the Universality of Rome.
  • On a swing through Pennsylvania last month, John McCain visited a Manheim Central High School football practice not to ingratiate himself with the players, who weren't even old .
News & Articles

  • Sean McCorkle taps Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 23, declares Poland favorite country over U.S.
    It took Sean McCorkle less than two minutes to defeat the five-time World's Strongest Man, Mariusz Pudzianowski . But what McCorkle said afterward was just as memorable as his victory. After he'd closed out Pudzianowski with a kimura, McCorkle was interviewed about the fight. And while trying to ingratiate himself to the local fans at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland as well as the promotion ...
    June 8, 2013 - SB Nation
Quotes

  • Dan Bartlett in Reuters UK
    If he thinks he's going to ingratiate himself to his critics, he's sorely mistaken, and unfortunately, the only friends he had, he just lost,said Dan Bartlett, who served as White House counsellor.
  • Eric Cantor in AFP
    In an effort to ingratiate our country with the Arab world, this administration has shown a troubling eagerness to undercut our allies and friends,said House Republican Whip Eric Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.
  • Mike Moore in Stuff.co.nz
    Mr Moore said even the "normally sensible" senior Labour Cabinet minister Phil Goff had joined the chorus, "hoping to ingratiate himself with left-wing MPs for later" - a reference to Mr Goff's leadership aspirations.

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