What does the word endear mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To make dear.

Usage examples for endear

  1. The strongest claim to the high regard in which Longfellow's poems are held is based on the very qualities that endear him to his child- readers. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  2. Good Crites, you shall endear me to you, in good faith; la! – Cynthia's Revels by Ben Jonson
  3. It was but indifferently written and spelt; but this rather tended to endear the hitherto unknown writer, as it seemed characteristic of the union of humbleness of station with eminence of piety. – The Dairyman's Daughter by Legh Richmond