endear

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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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While it was the Queen's performance as a butch dyke in the film Set It Off that endeared her to queer fans, her majesty now uses her syndicated talk show, Queen Latifah, as a platform for equal rights.
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.