endear verb

ADV. hardly, not exactly

VERB + ENDEAR (not) be calculated to ‘All better now, are we?’ he enquired in a patronizing manner hardly calculated to endear.

PREP. to She had an unfriendly manner which did not exactly endear her to her colleagues.

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