ingratiate

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ingratiate oneself into something

to work hard to bring oneself into the favor of someone. Oh, how he fawns over the guests! Isn't it terrible the way he tries to ingratiate himself into their favor? You will never succeed in ingratiating yourself into my good graces.
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ingratiate oneself with someone

to work oneself into someone's favor. Why do you have to ingratiate yourself with everyone? Don't you know how to be just plain friends? She was very obvious in her effort to ingratiate herself with the boss.
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He met his girlfriend through Swansea goalkeeper Jason Jones and ingratiated himself with the players.
During the search for Jamie, Mr Leveson said that Vickers "had ingratiated himself on Jamie's family, dominated them and became a vigorous media campaigner in the search for him, such that they became his most energetic supporters when the police investigation focused on him".
He won a pardon from the Marques de Pombal by composing a poem for the wedding of Pombal's daughter, and he further ingratiated himself by revising the slant of the originally pro-Jesuit O Uraguai.
It tells the story of Mr Charlton being ingratiated into the Larkin family and Pop saving the day by holding the village gymkhana in his meadow.
He really was invisible to many of the friends and business acquaintances who had ingratiated themselves to him in 1992.