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 ?
This lovely and beloved cat was the pet of a large circle of warm and admiring friends; for her beauty attracted all eyes, her graces and virtues endeared her to all hearts, and her loss is deeply felt by the whole community.
On the contrary, her plans and proceedings were more and more justified and endeared to her by the general appearances of the next few days.
His little failings would only have endeared him to you the more.
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.
This circumstance, however, only endeared it to my wife, who, as I have already said, possessed, in a high degree, that humanity of feeling which had once been my distinguishing trait, and the source of many of my simplest and purest pleasures.
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.
We are dwelling too long, perhaps, upon these individual pictures, endeared to us by the associations of early life, when, as yet a stripling youth, we have sat at the hospitable boards of the "mighty Northwesters," the lords of the ascendant at Montreal, and gazed with wondering and inexperienced eye at the baronial wassailing, and listened with astonished ear to their tales of hardship and adventures.
You must be, to have endeared yourself to this good marquis and to his admirable world.
In the meantime, the noble behavior of "Old Charley Goodfellow, had doubly endeared him to the honest citizens of the borough.
I shall feel leaving this place, which has become endeared to me by many sacred memories and affections--the recollection of many happy days of my young married life, and the more than happy memories of the man I loved and who loved me so much.
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.