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

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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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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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References in classic literature ?
And ought it not," reflected Catherine, "to endear it to her husband?
There certainly are circumstances," said Willoughby, "which might greatly endear it to me; but this place will always have one claim of my affection, which no other can possibly share.
Scrubs,'' a comedy about first-year medical interns, has some laughs and a cushy spot behind ``Frasier,'' while the attenuated sports theme of NBC's other new comedy, ``Inside Schwartz,'' may not endear it to its lead-in audience that has been watching ``Friends.
Yet although it's packed with the kind of lurid sensationalism and meat-grinder aesthetics that might endear it to our own jaded times, the play is still a tough sell.