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HOLD DEAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hold dear mean? 

HOLD DEAR (verb)
  The verb HOLD DEAR has 1 sense:

1. be fond of; be attached to

  Familiarity information: HOLD DEAR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOLD DEAR (verb)


Sense 1hold dear [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be fond of; be attached to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

cherish; hold dear; care for; treasure

Hypernyms (to "hold dear" is one way to...):

love (have a great affection or liking for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hold dear"):

yearn (have affection for; feel tenderness for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot hold dear Sue
Sam and Sue hold dear the movie


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