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dear

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 commanding a large price
  • caviar has always been among the dearest of foods

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2 granted special treatment or attention
  • spared no expense when caring for and feeding her dear little dog

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dear

noun

Synonyms of dear (Entry 2 of 2)

a person with whom one is in love
  • I love you, dear

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The first known use of dear was before the 12th century

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“Dear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dear. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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