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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make beloved or very sympathetic: a couple whose kindness endeared them to friends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make dear or beloved.
  • transitive v. To raise the price or cost of; to make costly or expensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make dear in feeling; render valued or beloved; attach; bind by ties of affection.
  • To engage by attractive qualities; win by endearment.
  • To make dear or costly; raise the price of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make attractive or lovable

Etymologies

From en- +‎ dear. (Wiktionary)

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