end earing

endearing

[en-deer-ing]

Origin:
1615–25; endear + -ing2

endearingly, adverb
self-endearing, adjective
unendearing, adjective
unendearingly, adverb
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endear

[en-deer]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make dear, esteemed, or beloved: He endeared himself to his friends with his gentle ways.
2.
Obsolete. to make costly.

Origin:
1570–80; en-1 + dear

unendeared, adjective
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endear (ɪnˈdɪə)
 
vb
(tr) to cause to be beloved or esteemed

endearing (ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ)
 
adj
giving rise to love or esteem; charming
 
endearingly
 
adv

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endear
1580s, from en- "make, put in" + dear. Related: Endeared; endearing.

endearing
1660s, from endear.
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