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

Translations for endear

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make dear or more dear (to)

His loyalty endeared him to me.

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