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endear (oneself, someone, or something) to (someone or something)

To cause one feel affection for oneself, someone, or something. The puppy endeared himself to me the minute he crawled into my lap. I don't think this financial blunder will endear me to the boss.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

endear someone to someone or something

to cause someone to be cherished by someone else or a group. Her good humor endears her to all of us. Sally endears herself to everyone because she is so funny. She failed to endear herself to her husband's parents.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A former journalist and news anchor, the commoner-turned-princess was all smiles and endeared herself to the local people while doing her duty in the event.
He might not have endeared himself to Fabio Capello by over-reacting to get the QPR man sent off, then attending the world darts final and shoving a sign at a TV camera, reading: "Barton, your breath stinks."
Fisher, who first endeared herself to UK viewers when she appeared in Aussie soap Home and Away, had to juggle the demands of filming with motherhood after having her first child with Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen.
Romney, a one-term governor who endeared himself to the Religious Right by opposing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, plans to seek the GOP nomination for the presidency next year.
What may not have endeared him to the White House press corps was this: "Over the last five years, you people were so good--over tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming.
The Predator has quickly endeared itself to warfighters as a multi-role weapon system able to locate and strike time-critical targets, he said.
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It is too bad that none of the anecdotes that reveal Fred's wit and humor that endeared him to students could be included.
Judging by the tributes that have been paid to him he had endeared himself to thousands of people in his all too short time among us.