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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'Narda', an original piece by Kamikazee, was covered by the band to endear themselves to Filipino children and their growing number of fans.
The battle for the leadership of the Conservative Party and therefore the position of Prime Minister predictably continues to dominate the news and will do so for some weeks to come - but the candidates have done nothing to endear themselves to the public at large and the contest is comparable to a fight to see who will take over the bridge of the Titanic as the iceberg approaches.
Horrified at seeing candidates sing and shake their booty shamelessly on the campaign trail to endear themselves to voters?
He noted the fact that several African states including Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and Mozambique are due to have elections this year, there could be pressure on social spending as governing parties endear themselves to the electorate.
Oh, and just for good measure, to endear themselves to you even more, all of the tickets are issued between 3.30pm and 4.30pm (or the match playing period).
Strachan said: "It's like when I was at Leeds and everyone wanted to play to the macho image and endear themselves to the crowd.
They and Celia (Denise Welch) endear themselves to the audience from the start.
The group certainly knows how to endear themselves to a local audience.
Macy and Elliot endear themselves to us as we watch them grow from their sweet beginnings to their current challenges.
International Sports Press Association (AIPS) President Gianni Merlo has advised Kenyan international athletes to "master the language of communication" so as to endear themselves to many besides their astute performances in competitions.Merlo, who has covered sports for over four decades, noted that Kenyan athletes have missed out big on international awards and contracts owing to their "conservative nature.
First appearing on our screens in 1975, it didn't take long for Tom and Barbara Good, and their snobby neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter, to endear themselves to the British public.
Now, restaurateurs can endear themselves to guests of all ages by giving their adult customers these fun new coloring options.
"Young players can't always get great moments in games because they are young boys but they can certainly endear themselves to the public by putting the shirt on and wearing it with pride.
They also stand to endear themselves to existing customers by demonstrating to them that their patronage was, and continues to be, the smart bet.
Roses, as shrubs, have numerous qualities that endear themselves to us.