ingrate, n. ungrateful or thankless wretch, Fig. bad investment; self-seeker, opportunist.
ingratiate, v. 1. get on the good or right side of, Inf. rub the right way, worm or work oneself in, Inf. get in with, Inf. get cozy or tight with; gain influence, win friends and influence people.
2. flatter, wheedle, cajole, blandish, Inf. soft soap, Inf. apple-polish, Sl. butter up, Sl. brown-nose; puff, puff up, inflate; fawn, toady, toady to, toadeat, truckle, Sl. fall all over; court, pay court to, curry favor, dance attendance upon, Sl. buddy up to, Sl. shine up to, Sl. play up to, Sl. suck up to; lickspittle, lick [s.o.'s] shoes, lick or kiss [s.o.'s] feet, Sl. bootlick; agree to anything, Inf. be a yes-man to.
ingratiating, adj. 1. charming, winning, winsome, engaging, lovable, sweet; pleasant, cordial, friendly, affable, genial, familiar, agreeable, obliging; courteous, polite, well-mannered, well-bred; chivalrous, gallant, genteel; gracious, suave, urbane, smooth.
2. sycophantic, toadyish, toadeating, flattering, fawning, wheedling, cajoling, timeserving, Sl. bootlicking, Sl. brown-nosing, Obs., Rare, blandiloquous; buttery, candied, unctuous, oily, honey-mouthed, smooth-talking, smooth-tongued, sweet-talking, Rare. blandiloquent.
ingratitude, n. unthankfulness, thanklessness, ungratefulness, benefits forgot; nonacknowledgment, nonrecognition; grudging or halfhearted thanks.
ingredient, n. element, component, constituent, member, part, unit; factor, leaven, agent; feature, item; Inf. makings, Inf. fixings, contents.
ingress, n. 1. entrance, entry, entry way, entree, inlet; approach, drive, driveway, lane, adit; path, pathway, route, road, roadway, course, way, means; street, avenue, boulevard, highway; opening, aperture, hatch, door, doorway, gate, gateway, postern, portal; threshold, stile, turnstile, wicket; hall, hallway, passage, passageway, walkway, arcade, gangway, corridor, gallery, lobby, foyer, vestibule, anteroom, waiting room; ante-porch, porch, portico.
2. access, admission, admittance, permission to enter, right of entry.
3. coming in, going in, entering, inflow, influx; invasion, incursion, inroad, irruption; break-in, intrusion, trespassing, infiltration, penetration.
inhabit, v. 1. live, live at, abide, Archaic, bide, reside, dwell, tenant, stay, stay at, sojourn, remain; domicile, domiciliate, establish oneself, take up residence, take up one's abode, occupy, settle, settle down, locate, ensconce, make one's home, Inf. hang up one's hat; take or strike root, plant oneself, anchor, drop anchor, come to anchor, moor; nest, nestle, perch, roost, squat, burrow, hive; lodge, rent, room, bunk, berth, quarter or billet at, put up at, Inf hang out, Sl. crash, Brit. Sl. doss down; camp, camp out, bivouac, pitch one's tent.
2. colonize, people, populate, denizen, settle, settle in.
3. indwell, dwell in, rest in, lie in, lie within, exist in, exist within, abide in, be present in, consist in, subsist in, repose in, be comprised in, be contained in.