ingratiate
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(pronounced in-GRAYSH-ee-ate)

This verb means gaining positive acceptance by some sort of calculated effort, and it’s commonly used with the word “with.” One way to remember this word… If you are somewhat familiar with Spanish, “gracias” means “thank you,” and each word has the g-r-a core. If you are being thanked for something, then you have somehow gained favor with them, right”

Example: Naz, the new intern architect, ingratiated himself with the local university’s design department faculty by offering tutoring to students in building construction methods.