What does endear mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endearverb

    make attractive or lovable

    "This behavior endeared her to me"


  1. endearverb

    To make (something) more precious or valuable.

  2. endearverb

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

  3. endearverb

    To stress (something) as important; to exaggerate.

  4. endearverb

    To make (someone) dear or precious.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Endearverb

    To make dear; to make beloved.

    Etymology: from dear.

    All those instances of charity which usually endear each other, sweetness of conversation, frequent admonition, all significations of love must be expressed towards children. Tayl.

    And in the mixture of all these appears
    Variety, which all the rest endears. John Denham.

    The only thing that can endear religion to your practice, will be to raise your affections above this world. William Wake.


  1. endear

    Endear refers to the act of causing someone to feel a strong affection or fondness towards oneself or something else. It involves making oneself likable or attractive to another person or group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endearverb

    to make dear or beloved

  2. Endearverb

    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.

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  1. earned

  2. neared

  3. readen

  4. deaner

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  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

Examples of endear in a Sentence

  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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