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love

Roget category 897

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.1. Social affections

#897. Love

noun

lovefondness etc. adj. — likinginclination etc. (desire) 865regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.
affection, sympathy, fellow-feelingtenderness etc. adj. — heart, brotherly lovebenevolence etc. 906 attachment.
yearning, eros, tender passion, amourgyneolatrygallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.
Cupid, Venusmyrtletrue lover's knotlove token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love storythe, old story, plighted lovecourtship etc. 902amourettefree love.
maternal love, storge [Gr.], parental loveyoung love, puppy love.
attractivenesspopularityfavorite etc. 899.
lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato [It], swain, young man, flame, love, trueloveleman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente [It], captive, cicisbeocaro sposo [It].
inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa [It].
betrothed, affianced, fiancee.
flirt, coquetteamorettepair of turtledovesabode of love, agapemone.

verb

love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with affectionbe in love with etc. adj. — have a love etc. n.. for, entertain a love etc. n.. for, harbor cherish a love etc. n.. forregard, reveretake to, bear love to, be wedded toset one's affections onmake much of, feast one's eyes onhold dear, prizehug, cling to, cherish, pet.
burnadore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument [Fr.]dote on, dote upontake a fancy to, look sweet uponbecome enamored etc. adj. — fall in love with, lose one's heartdesire etc. 865.
excite love win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affectionstake the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heartattract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head.
get into favoringratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneselfpropitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable [Fr.], set one's cap at, flirt.

adjective

loving etc. v. — fond oftaken with, struck withsmitten, bittenattached to, wedded toenamoredcharmed etc. v. — in lovelove-sickover head and ears in love, head over heels in love.
affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, lovingamorous, amatoryfond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly.
loved etc. v.. beloved well beloved, dearly beloveddear, precious, darling, pet, littlefavorite, popular.
congenialafter 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) 888dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart.
lovable, adorablelovely, sweetattractive, seductive, winningcharming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitchingamiable, like an angel.

phrase

amantes amentes [Lat.] [Terence]; credula res amor est [Lat.] [Ovid]; militat omnis amasius [Lat.] [Ovid]; love conquers all, omnia vincit amor [Lat.] [Vergil]; si vis amari ama [Seneca]; the sweetest joy, the wildest woe" [Bailey].



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