endear

Part of speech: verb

To make dear.

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Usage examples "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", Charles H. Sylvester.
  2. Good Crites, you shall endear me to you, in good faith; la! - "Cynthia's Revels", 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", Legh Richmond.