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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Thus, there is no contradiction between pleasing Allh, The Almighty, and utilising every possible means to endear oneself to other people.
He played for both the Rangers and the Islanders, never a good way to endear oneself to either fan base.
They're also a pretty good way to endear oneself to others.
Wodehouse but those of Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Powell and John Betjeman." From this group Powell--whose great roman-fleuve Massingberd claims to reread every year--emerged as his "chief hero." Although he eventually became friends with "the Sage of the Chantry," the first time Massingberd met the writer he "persisted in demonstrating the extent of my tabulation of his novels and characters to the point where he felt compelled to protest `My dear boy....'" Nor is this the only time Massingberd fell prey to wonkish adulation; as he observes, "The belief that one will somehow endear oneself to a hero by laboriously reciting his achievements is one of the fallacies of fandom."
Seeking to endear oneself to departmental colleagues by service (rather than by excellence in research or teaching) is a road well characterized by P.