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present participle of ingratiate
as in comforting
often disapproving to gain favor or approval for (yourself) by doing or saying things that people like She has tried to ingratiate herself with voters by promising a tax cut.

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“Ingratiating.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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