Definitions for endearɛnˈdɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to make dear, esteemed, or beloved:

    He endeared himself to us with his gentle ways.

  2. Obs. to make costly.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endear(verb)

    make attractive or lovable

    "This behavior endeared her to me"


  1. endear(Verb)

    To make (something) more precious or valuable.

  2. endear(Verb)

    To make (something) more expensive; to increase the cost of.

  3. endear(Verb)

    To stress (something) as important; to exaggerate.

  4. endear(Verb)

    To make (someone) dear or precious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endear(verb)

    to make dear or beloved

  2. Endear(verb)

    to raise the price or cost of; to make costly or expensive

Anagrams of endear

  1. earned, neared, readen

Translations for endear

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make dear or more dear (to)

His loyalty endeared him to me.

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