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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of dear

1
before 900; Middle English dere, Old English dēore; cognate with Old High German tiuri, Old Norse dȳrr

SYNONYMS FOR dear

1 darling, cherished.
5 See expensive.

OTHER WORDS FROM dear

dear·ly, adverbdear·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dearly (1 of 2)

dearly
/ (ˈdɪəlɪ) /

adverb

very muchI would dearly like you to go
affectionately
at a great cost

British Dictionary definitions for dearly (2 of 2)

Derived forms of dear

dearness, noun

Word Origin for dear

Old English dēore; related to Old Norse dӯrr
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Idioms and Phrases with dearly

dear

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