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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most of us know that every new analysis of urban issues has to repeat facts familiar for decades, and this author endears himself to this reader with his comment that the 1977 Government White Paper on urban regeneration could be mostly repeated without change in 2000.
And that is my point: love endears while lust desires.
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