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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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.
They endeared themselves to the audience without having to try too hard.
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.
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said in recent history only a few people had endeared themselves to the young and old, to the poor and rich, to the educated and the unlettered and to the people belonging to different faiths and speaking different languages.
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
Angelo Cortez and Maximo Flores endeared themselves to the fans with their entertaining brand of basketball.
Islamists hardly endeared themselves to fans by recently suggesting that their rivalries were a Zionist plot to destabilise Egypt.
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.
So the Patriots hardly endeared themselves to Vince Wilfork when they attached the nonexclusive tag on the exceedingly large and exceptionally talented Pro Bowl nose tackle Monday.