a social climber who had tried to ingratiate herself with the city gentry
a sycophantic attempt to ingratiate herself with the local aristocracy
We used to spend entire ‘layout weekends’ to get the school paper ready for press, oftentimes spending the entire weekend ingratiating ourselves on the hospitality of Phil and his family.
Counsel will do anything to ingratiate themselves with the Court, Mr Jackson.
Make contacts, ingratiate yourself to people, impress them, charm them.
By selling off heirlooms and ingratiating themselves with prison staff and exiled aristocrats the twins eventually secure his release.
Exclamation marks suggest a certain unflattering ingratiation , especially in letters written to strangers.
You could even be advised by the presiding judge to try and sell your efforts to barristers-at-law in any future court appearances and ingratiate yourself with the judiciary.
There's nothing unusual about reporters ingratiating themselves to a source.
Recycling is useful both as incantation and as ingratiation .