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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Those sterling performances, which frequently claw at our hearts, elevate a chronologically fractured script that fails to endear us to a boozesodden father (Woody Harrelson), who has a mantra to justify every hard knock until he must finally confront the pain he has wrought.
Brie Larson as Jeannette Walls Those sterling performances, which frequently claw at our hearts, elevate a chronologically fractured script that fails to endear us to a boozesodden father (Woody Harrelson), who has a mantra to justify every hard knock until he must finally confront the pain he has wrought.
Brie Larson as Jeannette Walls Those sterling performances, which frequently claw at our hearts, elevate a chronologically fractured script that fails to endear us to a booze-sodden father (Woody Harrelson), who has a mantra to justify every hard knock until he must finally confront the pain he has wrought.
Why exactly this should endear us to him--in other words, the author's own tendentious perspective on his gradual emergence into becoming so universally beloved a being--is the whole point of the narrative.
fail to endear us to managing partners and attorneys.
Both, and other similar cases, smack of Szalay trying too hard to endear us to his characters, to highlight their realness and familiarity.
It gives us competitive edge in a market full of challenges and the commencement of the centre will further endear us to our customers.
Naturally this doesn't endear us to those in the government, especially senior officers.
By opening the movie with the cat instead of Kent, Swanberg earns 10 or 15 minutes of goodwill the film desperately needs to endear us to its sad-sack subject, and though Kent isn't especially dynamic, he's relatable enough that younger auds may stick around to see where things go.
The fact that Dwayne was black did not endear us to the locals any more, but luckily he was also 6-foot-2 and had muscles in places where most people didn't have places (to steal a line from the late Ron Luciano).
Furthermore, while it may have escaped the Jockey Club's notice, child labour is increasingly frowned upon these days and, while racing enjoys good relations with the RSPCA, this new measure will not endear us to the NSPCC.
His return - after an absence of nearly four years - does little to endear us to the franchise that most thought had died when Lara Croft popped on to the action scene.
This does not always endear us to the manufacturer.
But if we listen to media lawyer Bruce Sanford, the battles we've fought over the past decade or so have done little to endear us to the public we desperately want to reach.