love dearly

This page is about the collocation love dearly

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to love very much, esp. of family members and friends

For example

  • 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.

Note:
The related collocations "love deeply" and "love passionately" relate more to romantic love.

Quick Quiz

Which could you say you "love dearly"?

a. your favourite pop star

b. your closest friend

c. your new car

Contributor: Matt Errey