near

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Related to neared: take hold, lined up, dropped off
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near to (one's) heart

Personally important to, or loved by, someone. That old dog is very near to my heart.
See also: heart, near, to
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near

/close to (one's) heart
Loved by or important to one.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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