Endear



[en-deer] /ɛnˈdɪər/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make , esteemed, or beloved:
He endeared himself to his friends with his gentle ways.
2.
Obsolete. to make costly.
/ɪnˈdɪə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause to be beloved or esteemed
v.

1580s, “to enhance the value of,” also “win the affection of,” from en- (1) “make, put in” + dear (adj.). Meaning “to make dear” is from 1640s. Related: Endeared; endearing.

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