Endearing vs Endear - What's the difference?

endearing | endear |


As verbs the difference between endearing and endear

is that endearing is while endear is (obsolete) to make (something) more precious or valuable.

As an adjective endearing

is inspiring love or affection, in a childlike way.

As a noun endearing

is endearment.

endearing

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Inspiring love or affection, in a childlike way.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • endearment
  • * (Jack London)
  • It was arms around, and perpetual endearings , and all that I had missed for a weary twelve-month.

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    endear

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    Alternative forms

    * indear

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To make (something) more precious or valuable.
  • (obsolete) To make (something) more expensive; to increase the cost of.
  • (obsolete) To stress (something) as important; to exaggerate.
  • *, II.18:
  • *:Salvianus Massiliensis this Testimonie, might say, it is now rather deemed a vertue among them.
  • To make (someone) dear or precious.
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