Definition of 'endear'
Example sentences containing 'endear'
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So it's rather endearing to find that she's as insecure as the rest of us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This does not always endear him to his colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet there is something undeniably endearing about his reminiscences. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is no romance or endearing quality about that. The Sun (2011)His stories of past friends were always endearing but told with a dignified but abiding relish. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is something endearing about how hard he tries to mould himself into something else. The Sun (2009)But excellence is not always an endearing quality. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But his size has not always endeared him to loved ones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About some of his work there lingers a not always endearing air of the ridiculous. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)These rather endearing personality traits would not be worth mentioning if he had not decided he should be running the country. The Sun (2008)There is something endearing about him. The Sun (2006)Not very cool, but quite endearing. The Sun (2013)He has a rather endearing habit of referring to Wag! Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is also something endearing about the way she is instinctively protective of WAGs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With celebrity came the first signs of his eccentric behaviour, which was not always endearing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There's something endearing about his cultural reference points. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Hardly the most endearing behaviour. The Sun (2014)I found it all rather endearing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's quite endearing, but at the same time slightly worrying. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And there's one other rather endearing regret, his only sign of vanity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And around town, on a sunny day, it was an unusual and rather endearing alternative to the hatchback norm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Used Occasionally. endear is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'endear'
British English: endear VERB
If something endears you to someone or if you endear yourself to them, you become popular with them and well liked by them.
Their taste for gambling has endeared them to the casino owners.
Definition of endear from the Collins English Dictionary
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