endear


en·dear

verb \in-ˈdir, en-\

Definition of ENDEAR

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  to make higher in cost, value, or estimation
2
:  to cause to become beloved or admired <her generosity has endeared her to the public>
en·dear·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of ENDEAR

1580

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