This page is about the collocation love dearly
collocation pattern: verb + adverb
to love very much, esp. of family members and friends
- I've known Robert since we were kids, and I love him dearly.
- She wouldn't miss her brother so much if she hadn't loved him so dearly.
The related collocations "love deeply" and "love passionately" relate more to romantic love.
Which could you say you "love dearly"?
Contributor: Matt Errey