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affection

noun admiration, adoration, ardor, attachment, closeness, devotion, endearment, excitation of feeling, fancy, feeling, fervor, firm attachment, fondness, fullness of heart, inclination, infatuation, kindness, love, mutual attraction, partiality, passion, penchant, pietas, popular regard, proneness, regard, sentiment, sentimental attachment, sentimentality, state of excitement, tender feellng, tender passion, tenderness, understanding, warmth, zealous attachment
Associated concepts: alienation of affection
See also: affinity, benevolence, predilection, predisposition, regard

AFFECTION, contracts. The making over, pawning, or mortgaging a thing to assure the payment of a sum of money, or the discharge of some other duty or service. Techn. Diet.

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Affectionally known as one of the Liverpool 'Spice Boys', his total transfer value reached over [euro]10m.
The 42-year-old - affectionally called 'Mandrew' by her mates - stunned staff at Thornton and Ross pharmaceuticals company with her makeover to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of her dad.
Rachel Anne Davies, affectionally known as Raid, originally from Caernarfon, died at her home in Colchester in September after suffering a seizure caused by her epilepsy.
Judith and her team have affectionally named the kitten Jimmy Tarbuck after the Liverpool-born comedian.
The robot, affectionally named Mr Asahi, made an appearance at Asda in Cardiff to promote a brand of Japanese larger.
Affectionally known as Killer by fans during his important stint as skipper back in the early 1990s, the no-nonsense centre-back was hailed as an inspiration to Newcastle after helping to rescue the Mags back in 1992 when Third Division football was looking on the cards for the first time ever.
A seven iron to 10 feet at the fifth - affectionally known as Carter's Folly - led to the first two of his round, while he canned a 16-footer at the seventh after a five iron tee shot and then he chipped in for a birdie two at the 10th.
Hancock, affectionally known as `The Lad', was just 44.
There, on what's known affectionally as the curry mile, are 70 Indian restaurants.