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what words would be synonyms with 'dear' on these cases:
a) whether I am writing/talking to known people:
b) whether I am writing/talking to beloved or related people:
Thank you very much
Well, both of them mean the same - dear - exactly as it's written. Although, you'd omit Dear when writing an informal letter, such would be the case when writing a letter to a son, or a brother, for example. It's not a matter of the meaning itself in formal letters, more that is just a formality.