The girl had spared no effort to ingratiate herself, not only with the empress, but with the grand-duke and the Russian people.
Maybe Señor Medena was trying to ingratiate himself with Alex.
Some employees dread the annual office party and consider it a fruitless waste of time where some employees huddle together in cliques while others try to ingratiate themselves with the boss.
Yes, one may so ingratiate oneself with a vulnerable person in the expectation of glory or to be left in their will.
It was with no very good grace that the king at length consented to give Pitt a place in the government, although the latter did all he could to ingratiate himself at court, by changing his tone on the questions on which he had made himself offensive.