endear endear  /ɛn ˈdir/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make attractive or lovable

Usage(s):

  1. Such commentsnot savvy political lines but simple emotional reflectionsare what endear A-Mei to her fans.
  2. The absence of democracy, freedom of speech, women's equality and religious diversity in the Kingdom don't endear it to Americans as a lovable ally.
  3. His stature as his generation's most daring, most distinctive filmmaker and one of its signature eccentrics does not automatically endear Herzog to Hollywood.

News

  1. Guillermo Varela: Handy Facts About Manchester United's New Signing

    Manchester United recently announced the signing of Uruguayan full-back Guillermo Varela in a deal worth up to €2.8 million . As a relative unknown on the world stage, the right-back will be looking to challenge Rafael and Marnick Vermijl for a starting spot at Old Trafford . Before he can do that, Varela will need to endear himself to the United fans with strong performances in the youth ranks ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Eagles' Williams: Not held 'captive' by OTAs

    Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams has failed to endear himself to the club's fan base by being absent from multiple voluntary team activities that were held over the last few weeks.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ESPN

Quotes

  1. "This feat was to endear me to some of my fellow Australians more than anything else I ever achieved," Hawke wrote of the 1955 stunt in his autobiography.
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Bob Hawke Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  2. "Unfortunately for Gary, the fans wouldn't quite take to him - they didn't quite endear themselves to him and they always felt there was something they disagreed with, no matter what he seemed to do," Allardyce said. "I always think that's a...
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Sam Allardyce Source: The Guardian

  3. "It'll be neat because once the veterans come in I think he'll endear himself to all those guys, because if you get open he's going to get you the ball," Brown said. "He thinks pass first. He gets you into what you want to do. He gets the...
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Larry Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

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