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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Unfortunately, this has not endeared her to many of her neighbors, who refer to her as a "seer" woman.
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.
Gone are the exquisite masks that command attention and with them the punch lines of yore, the sly innuendoes, the bravado that endeared her to millions and made her a persistent annoyance for millions more.