ingratiate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ingratiate
ingratiate, take the word as intake of gratitude....so you do something to gain gratitude of others
INGRATIATE ~ in + grat(sounds like GREET) + ate (EAT) ... so when you greet somebody with both the hands and give something to eat......why do you do that ...you try to gain their favour .
ingratiate->in "great""ate"..you say the guy is great and offer some food to eat..you do this so that he likes you
in gratify , make someone great.
In(deep)+gratification when you do excessive gratification of somebody, that is in order to gain favor.