endear

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Related to endeared: ditties, flaunted, cloyed

en·dear

 (ĕn-dîr′)
tr.v. en·deared, en·dear·ing, en·dears
To make beloved or very sympathetic: a couple whose kindness endeared them to friends.

endear

(ɪnˈdɪə)
vb
(tr) to cause to be beloved or esteemed

en•dear

(ɛnˈdɪər)

v.t.
1. to make dear, esteemed, or beloved: He endeared himself to us with his gentle ways.
2. Obs. to make costly.
[1570–80]
en•dear′ing•ly, adv.

endear


Past participle: endeared
Gerund: endearing

Imperative
endear
endear
Present
I endear
you endear
he/she/it endears
we endear
you endear
they endear
Preterite
I endeared
you endeared
he/she/it endeared
we endeared
you endeared
they endeared
Present Continuous
I am endearing
you are endearing
he/she/it is endearing
we are endearing
you are endearing
they are endearing
Present Perfect
I have endeared
you have endeared
he/she/it has endeared
we have endeared
you have endeared
they have endeared
Past Continuous
I was endearing
you were endearing
he/she/it was endearing
we were endearing
you were endearing
they were endearing
Past Perfect
I had endeared
you had endeared
he/she/it had endeared
we had endeared
you had endeared
they had endeared
Future
I will endear
you will endear
he/she/it will endear
we will endear
you will endear
they will endear
Future Perfect
I will have endeared
you will have endeared
he/she/it will have endeared
we will have endeared
you will have endeared
they will have endeared
Future Continuous
I will be endearing
you will be endearing
he/she/it will be endearing
we will be endearing
you will be endearing
they will be endearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been endearing
you have been endearing
he/she/it has been endearing
we have been endearing
you have been endearing
they have been endearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been endearing
you will have been endearing
he/she/it will have been endearing
we will have been endearing
you will have been endearing
they will have been endearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been endearing
you had been endearing
he/she/it had been endearing
we had been endearing
you had been endearing
they had been endearing
Conditional
I would endear
you would endear
he/she/it would endear
we would endear
you would endear
they would endear
Past Conditional
I would have endeared
you would have endeared
he/she/it would have endeared
we would have endeared
you would have endeared
they would have endeared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.endear - make attractive or lovable; "This behavior endeared her to me"
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

endear

verb attract, draw, bind, engage, charm, attach, win, incline, captivate Her behaviour did not endear her to her colleagues.
Translations
يُحَبِّب
gøre sig vellidt
megkedveltet
gera kæran eîa hjartfólginn
meilus žodispadaryti brangesnįpadaryti brangųpaperkantisužburiantis
získať si priazeň
sevdirmek

endear

[ɪnˈdɪəʳ] VT to endear sb to [+ others] → ganar para algn la simpatía de
this did not endear him to the publicesto no le granjeó las simpatías de la gente
to endear o.s. to sbganarse la simpatía de algn

endear

[ɪnˈdɪər] vt
to endear o.s. to sb → se faire aimer de qn

endear

vtbeliebt machen (to bei); to endear oneself to somebodysich bei jdm beliebt machen

endear

[ɪnˈdɪəʳ] vt to endear sb torendere qn caro/a (a)
to endear o.s. to sb → accattivarsi le simpatie di qn

endear

(inˈdiə) verb
to make dear or more dear (to). His loyalty endeared him to me.
enˈdearing adjective
arousing feelings of affection. his endearing innocence.
enˈdearment noun
a word of love.
References in classic literature ?
Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied.
But since then the little room had been endeared and consecrated by years of happy childhood dreams and maiden visions.
It endeared him to her strangely that he should be sometimes wrong.
His name and nature endeared the Spanish name and nature to me, so that they were always my romance, and to this day I cannot meet a Spanish man without clothing him in something of the honor and worship I lavished upon Cervantes when I was a child.
To say the truth, Blifil had greatly gained his master's affections; partly by the profound respect he always showed his person, but much more by the decent reverence with which he received his doctrine; for he had got by heart, and frequently repeated, his phrases, and maintained all his master's religious principles with a zeal which was surprizing in one so young, and which greatly endeared him to the worthy preceptor.
The gentle manners and beauty of the cottagers greatly endeared them to me; when they were unhappy, I felt depressed; when they rejoiced, I sympathized in their joys.
In this world the penalty is less equal than could be wished; but without presuming to look forward to a juster appointment hereafter, we may fairly consider a man of sense, like Henry Crawford, to be providing for himself no small portion of vexation and regret: vexation that must rise sometimes to self-reproach, and regret to wretchedness, in having so requited hospitality, so injured family peace, so forfeited his best, most estimable, and endeared acquaintance, and so lost the woman whom he had rationally as well as passionately loved.
The meeting between him and those whom he had left there was not without strong emotion on both sides; for they had been informed by his letters of what had occurred: and, besides that his griefs were theirs, they mourned with him the death of one whose forlorn and helpless state had first established a claim upon their compassion, and whose truth of heart and grateful earnest nature had, every day, endeared him to them more and more.
Perhaps then, when we are quaint old folks and talk of the times when our step was lighter and our hair not grey, we may be even thankful for the trials that so endeared us to each other, and turned our lives into that current, down which we shall have glided so peacefully and calmly.
How fair and precious to that mother was that sleeping child's face, endeared by the memory of a thousand dangers
He might not have endeared himself to Fabio Capello by over-reacting to get the QPR man sent off, then attending the world darts final and shoving a sign at a TV camera, reading: "Barton, your breath stinks.