from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make beloved or very sympathetic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • verb make attractive or lovable


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From en- +‎ dear.



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