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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CHARSADDA -- Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Friday that all the institutions should work in their domain as it would not only preserve their sanctity but also endear them to the masses.
He said that if the institutions continued to work in their spheres it would endear them to the masses.
It's got the crazy song I heard before ("Chickshitter") and a about dozen more fully earsplitting knuckle scrapers of carnally charged, endorphin-inspired partial retardedness that will endear them to nobody but their mothers.
Throughout, he celebrates endangered creatures big and small and the qualities that endear them to us.