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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It endeared him to her strangely that he should be sometimes wrong.
To say the truth, Blifil had greatly gained his master's affections; partly by the profound respect he always showed his person, but much more by the decent reverence with which he received his doctrine; for he had got by heart, and frequently repeated, his phrases, and maintained all his master's religious principles with a zeal which was surprizing in one so young, and which greatly endeared him to the worthy preceptor.
The meeting between him and those whom he had left there was not without strong emotion on both sides; for they had been informed by his letters of what had occurred: and, besides that his griefs were theirs, they mourned with him the death of one whose forlorn and helpless state had first established a claim upon their compassion, and whose truth of heart and grateful earnest nature had, every day, endeared him to them more and more.
What may not have endeared him to the White House press corps was this: "Over the last five years, you people were so good--over tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming.
100 jersey and a tendency to spout off - hasn't endeared him to Tricolores coach Ricardo Lavolpe.
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.
Danny Aiello, the talented Academy Award nominated actor, whose performances in the films Moonstruck and Do The Right Thing have endeared him to audiences worldwide is making his recording debut on April 20, 2004.
Jose Molina's affable demeanor and ability to call a game long ago endeared him to Angels pitchers.
Qadhafi's designs on Sudan and Chad, two nations traditionally under Egyptian protection, have not endeared him to the Mubarak government.
BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 1999--Chi Chi Rodriguez, whose creative shot-making and outgoing personality have endeared him to golf fans worldwide, has signed a lifetime agreement to represent Orlimar Golf, the company announced Wednesday.
Rodriguez's hustling style endeared him to his coaches.
The terrorists who killed Pearl never got to know the personality that endeared him to friends throughout the San Fernando Valley and, later, the world.