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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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.
He might not have endeared himself to Fabio Capello by over-reacting to get the QPR man sent off, then attending the world darts final and shoving a sign at a TV camera, reading: "Barton, your breath stinks."
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".
Romney, a one-term governor who endeared himself to the Religious Right by opposing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, plans to seek the GOP nomination for the presidency next year.
Regardless of that switch or perhaps because of it, he endeared himself to many other gay conservatives.
Judging by the tributes that have been paid to him he had endeared himself to thousands of people in his all too short time among us.