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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.
See also: ingratiate

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.
See also: ingratiate
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For ingratiation, statements in which the candidate engaged in other-enhancement, or promises of favor doing, and conforming to the opinions of others were scored, along with statements designed to make the candidate appear likable.
Ingratiation is an example of supervisor focused tactics.
Gattiker and Carter (2010) find a negative relationship between the use of ingratiation and target commitment to environmental SCM initiatives.
However, exchange and ingratiation tactics are also commonly preferred by employees for upward influence.
The moderating role of subordinate political skill on supervisors' impressions of subordinate ingratiation and ratings of subordinate interpersonal facilitation.
Collectivism as a moderator of responses to organizational justice: implications for leader-member exchange and ingratiation, Journal of Organizational Behavior 27: 1-17.
ingratiation and access, in any event, are not corruption.
For example, Ralston (1985) proposes that certain situations are more conducive to ingratiation than others.
Exploration of these two divergent forms of IM is meaningful given that ingratiation and self-promotion are some of the most studied tactics (Ferris et al.
That last line, with its charming mix of ingratiation and authenticity, was, of course, ad-libbed.
Vis-a-vis your first point: style is more than ingratiation, though it may be reduced to that now and then; style is the formal-causal heart of rhetoric.
2008), the ones that can likely be used by entrepreneurs in their early interactions with stakeholders are ingratiation, self-promotion, and exemplification.
Furthermore, his blind subservience and attempts at the ingratiation of the Kremlin to obtain this loan will make Cyprus a protectorate of Russia.
Ingratiation and self-promotion are the two most influential ones that have been researched (Ellis, West, Ryan, & DeShon, 2002; Stevens & Kristof, 1995).