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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Makanyane choir who on Saturday displayed absolute knack to sing and in the process endeared themselves to dikhwaere music lovers emerged winners of the fourth annual Tonota constituency dikhwaere competition.
They became efficient groundnut farmers and thus endeared themselves to the British, who promoted the production of cash crops.
If there is a lesson to be learned after our political horizon clears (it may take some time) then it will be that few MPs in Westminster, regardless of political colour have endeared themselves to their electorate.
This impoverished couple endeared themselves to Filipinos of all classes and helped rich and poor laugh at themselves without compromising their self-respect and human dignity.
RB Leipzig have endeared themselves to supporters of tonight's opponents Celtic after poking fun at fans of their fiercest rivals.
Dawn shone in her role as the wife of henpecked husband Jack, played by the late Bill Tarmey, as the duo endeared themselves to millions of Corrie's fans.
Female soldiers, including snipers, fighting the Maute terrorists in Mindano have endeared themselves to their Filipinos - and the media.
Granted, Cork's players haven't endeared themselves to the supporters with certain performances but you must meet them halfway too.
But over the years there have been plenty of new boys who endeared themselves to the Goodison faithful by netting on their derby bows.
Their blend of folk-rock and baroque-pop has endeared themselves to Teesside music fans.
A glimpse into the life of high- profile jailbirds who have endeared themselves to their inmates through altruistic activities
Summary: Muscat: A group of youths have endeared themselves to numerous labourers and people on the ...
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS CHANGING TUNE AFTER supporting Blink 182, and hitting the festivals hard this summer, the British rock band have endeared themselves to a new legion of fans who'll be looking forward to the foursome's first major label release.
But you will not hear about this in the Western press, as the Saudis have also endeared themselves to Israel by muting criticism of the country as well as by doing business with Israeli arms suppliers and hi-tech companies.
The crew of the survey ships have not only been involved in surveying unchartered waters but have also endeared themselves to the local populace by participating in community building exercises during their short visits to the harbour, providing assistance in reaching supplies to far flung islands and acting as goodwill ambassadors.