Synonyms to held dear

admired, accepted, acclaimed, admitted, adored, advocated, applauded, appreciated, approved, backed, beloved, cherished, cried up, darling, dear, dearly beloved, esteemed, favored, favorite, held in respect, highly considered, highly touted, honored, in good odor, in high esteem, loved, much-admired, pet, popular, precious, prestigious, prized, received, recommended, respected, revered, reverenced, supported, treasured, valued, venerated, well-beloved, well-considered, well-liked, well-thought-of, worshiped, beau, beloved object, crush, dear one, flame, heartthrob, honey, idolized, inamorata, inamorato, ladylove, light of love, love, lov