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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RBS have done precious little to endear themselves to the customers who kept them going through the bad times.
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.
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.
Uge and the rest of the cast, especially Joel Torre, endear themselves to the audience without much effort.
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.
On one such occasion, a group of Tories, led by Maude, decided to paint and generally tart up a community hall in the neighbourhood, no doubt to endear themselves to the locals.
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.
FUTURE kings may well need the common touch to endear themselves to hoi polloi - but a little subtlety, please.
Gower enjoyed success in his career when playing in Ashes series in Australia and believes any England player can endear themselves to the partisan home crowd if they show their abilities, the report said.
The photographs of kittens and cats are charming and will certainly endear themselves to young readers.
Sandford and Phare don't entirely endear themselves to people who care strongly for environmental goals other than water, be it soil, energy, pollinators or biodiversity.
It's true that local authority planners don't always endear themselves to NECC members if they drag their feet over applications.
However charities do not endear themselves to the giving public by some of their own attitudes and practices.