endear to

phrasal verb

endeared to; endearing to; endears to
: to cause (someone) to be loved or admired by (someone or something)
They endeared themselves to the whole town.
His generosity has endeared him to the public.
Her bad temper did not endear her to her coworkers.

Examples of endear to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a short time, Mallory has found the community there endearing to them and appreciative of her mom's legacy. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Venegas’ unflappable cheer — endearing to Claire and enraging to Mason — provides comic relief. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Those voters, in turn, will be endeared to Democrats as a result. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 15 Aug. 2023

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“Endear to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endear%20to. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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