Definition of endear in English:



[with object]
  • Cause to be loved or liked.

    ‘Flora's spirit and character endeared her to everyone who met her’
    • ‘She was a kind and loving woman and endeared herself to all who knew her.’
    • ‘Her hospitality and her love of people endeared her to all the people who booked to stay with her.’
    • ‘His love for children and affection for the sick have endeared him to all.’
    • ‘And we know that she endeared herself to everyone she met and was loved by so many in our community.’
    • ‘She endeared herself to everyone, loved a game of cards and had a great interest in music and singing.’
    • ‘Patience, peace and a good heart endear you to family, friends and loved ones.’
    • ‘He genuinely loved his people and they loved him in return, and that is what endeared him to the people of America.’
    • ‘Except for a symbolic burst of sunshine at the film's climax, the entire film was grey and cold and wet - and yet this somehow endears it to the viewer.’
    • ‘That's what makes her so special and endears her to me.’
    • ‘Still, she has embraced this new role in the public eye with a positive spirit that endears her, both to the viewers and to the performers with whom she works.’
    • ‘His genuine sympathy for the poor endears him to others.’
    • ‘And, on the rare occasions when he does show embarrassment, it is always of the sort which endears him to ladies of a certain age.’
    • ‘Rather than causing Liberals to be disenchanted with him, this endears him to them even more.’
    • ‘It is not a trait that endears Allen to neoconservatives, who regard him as intellectually vapid and ideologically bland.’
    • ‘This endears us to people, especially if we can laugh at our own mistakes.’
    • ‘In fact, I have a feeling that what endears the place to me is its almost meticulous lack of trendy design.’
    • ‘It goes without saying that it only endears him all the more to the fans.’
    • ‘His smile of contentment endears him to all and he is hugely popular in music circles.’



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