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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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It wasn't clever or funny, but if Johnson does make it into the full national set-up, he'll have endeared himself to several of his new team-mates, who don't have a lot of time for Barton, the self-styled "best midfielder in England".
Like the Pope, who has endured and endeared against all odds, so too our youth have tasted the salt and seen the light of their enduring faith, and their endearing presence.
Recently a series of neon signs have enlivened facades around London and endeared him to a wider public.
"It has been a happy marriage," says Cole, a sometime conductor whose willingness to provide the Morris company with live music endeared him to the choreographer when he was in the process of jettisoning taped sound from his concerts.
Her popularity as president of Spelman College (the all-women's college in Atlanta) has only been enhanced by her elegant, but "just plain folk," manner that has endeared her to students, faculty, alumni, business and political leaders alike.
He said that Omorinoye's with exceptional qualities endeared him to members of the church.
Let us give back the characters that have endeared themselves to many, be they all 'kababawan' or stretched-out material retold.
Manmohan Singh, on Thursday condoled the passing away of satirist Jaspal Bhatti, and described him as a person who endeared himself to generations with his unique perspective on probity in public life.
Secretly endeared, however, Keller spent the next several seasons in a fierce love-hate struggle to win Beecher's heart, at one point famously showing what Genet would call his "bronze eye" in taunting flirtation.
Tired of those supremely painterly qualities that have long endeared him to other artists, we may find our focus shifting to the political and social implications of such work in Fascist and post-Fascist Italy.
Qadhafi's designs on Sudan and Chad, two nations traditionally under Egyptian protection, have not endeared him to the Mubarak government.
Cocaine Buffet was not only a generous gesture (the artist paid for the coke himself) but proved to be a brilliant promotional strategy and one that endeared him to a particular segment of the art world.
It is precisely the matter-of-fact nature of Crawford's sexuality that seems to have endeared the right people to the script.
It lacks percussive propulsion, guitar grit, or hummable hooks--the very stuff that endeared these otherwise experimental mumblers to millions.
Neither have they dropped the brand-name blue humor that has both endeared and limited them.