Roget category 8976. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections
affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling — tenderness etc. adj. — heart, brotherly love — benevolence etc. 906 — attachment.
yearning, eros, tender passion, amour — gyneolatry† — gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.
Cupid, Venus — myrtle — true lover's knot — love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story — the, old story, plighted love — courtship etc. 902 — amourette† — free love.
maternal love, storge [Gr.], parental love — young love, puppy love.
attractiveness — popularity — favorite etc. 899.
lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret†, beau, sweetheart, inamorato [It], swain, young man, flame, love, truelove — leman†, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso†, cavaliere servente [It], captive, cicisbeo† — caro sposo [It].
inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa [It].
betrothed, affianced, fiancee.
flirt, coquette — amorette† — pair of turtledoves — abode of love, agapemone†.
take an interest in,
be partial to,
sympathize with —
be in love with
have a love
entertain a love
harbor cherish a love
bear love to,
be wedded to —
set one's affections on —
make much of,
feast one's eyes on —
burn — adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument [Fr.] — dote on, dote upon — take a fancy to, look sweet upon — become enamored etc. adj. — fall in love with, lose one's heart — desire etc. 865.
excite love — win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections — take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart — attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head.
get into favor — ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself — propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable [Fr.], set one's cap at, flirt.
fond of —
struck with —
wedded to —
in love —
over head and ears in love,
head over heels in love.
affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving — amorous, amatory — fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly.
loved etc. v.. beloved well beloved, dearly beloved — dear, precious, darling, pet, little — favorite, popular.
congenial — after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy, after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to one's own heart.
in one's good graces etc. (friendly) 888 — dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart.
lovable, adorable — lovely, sweet — attractive, seductive, winning — charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching — amiable, like an angel.
amantes amentes [Lat.]
credula res amor est [Lat.]
militat omnis amasius [Lat.]
love conquers all,
omnia vincit amor [Lat.]
si vis amari ama
the sweetest joy, the wildest woe"
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