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ingratiate
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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Definition
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  • He'd almost given in a couple of times, he'd found it hard to resist their ingratiating wriggles, their pitiful whining, but he couldn't afford to feed them; anyway they were useless to him.
    p. 108.7
  • In order to ingratiate himself with them he took a turn in the kitchen now and then — all three of the artists sneered at microwaves and were into boiling their own spaghetti — but he wasn't a very good cook.
    p. 242.6

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