endear

[ en-deer ]
/ ɛnˈdɪər /

verb (used with object)

to make dear, esteemed, or beloved: He endeared himself to his friends with his gentle ways.
Obsolete. to make costly.

Origin of endear

First recorded in 1570–80; en-1 + dear1

Related forms

un·en·deared, adjective
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endear

/ (ɪnˈdɪə) /

verb

(tr) to cause to be beloved or esteemed
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