English version

endear somebody to somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishendear somebody to somebody phrasal verbLIKE somebody OR somethingto make someone popular and likedendear yourself to somebody The emperor saw an opportunity to endear himself to the Athenians. endear→ See Verb table
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endear to His comments will certainly endear him to his hon. Friends.Caulfield failed to endear himself to his screen mother, Stephanie Beacham, in the early stages of filming the series.His intervention will endear him to Maggie, Lucy believes.His tales were simple and sweet and his characters endearing enough to remember with fondness all the way to adulthood.The new heir apparent soon had an opportunity to endear himself to the Athenians.They were an endearing alternative to the hype up north, well worth the trip.However, the reckless, well-bred show of bravado did not exactly endear the utterer to two other boys of like age.The exam has economic advantages that endear it to Whitehall's purse-keepers.endear yourself to somebodyThe new heir apparent soon had an opportunity to endear himself to the Athenians.
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Verb table
endear
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyendear
he, she, itendears
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyendeared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave endeared
he, she, ithas endeared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad endeared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill endear
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have endeared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam endearing
he, she, itis endearing
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you, we, theyare endearing
Past
I, he, she, itwas endearing
you, we, theywere endearing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been endearing
he, she, ithas been endearing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been endearing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be endearing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been endearing
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