What does endear mean?

Definitions for endearɛnˈdɪər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word endear.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Endear

    en-dēr′, v.t. to make dear or more dear.—adjs. Endeared′, beloved; Endear′ing.—adv. Endear′ingly.—n. Endear′ment, act of endearing: state of being endeared: that which excites or increases affection: a caress.

Anagrams for endear »

  1. earned, neared, readen


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endear in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eli Khamarov:

    I have found it difficult to endear myself to those who could best positively affect the quality of my life.

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