All major dictionaries provide the usage of the verb "ingratiate" as "ingratiate oneself with people". However, I just came across this line:
Since the outset of last season, Curry has cut down on his circus shots, in part to ingratiate Durant. (source)
With A ingratiates Aself with B being the common structure, I have seen a relatively uncommon, reflexive-less structure of the word: A ingratiates A with B, but I am hard-pressed to find any attestations of A ingratiates B. I haven't found any examples of this structure in Google Books. It is difficult to do an effective targeted search. Is this usage idiomatic?