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love

(Affection), noun adoration, ardor, attachment, attraction, cherishing, closeness, craving, crush, desire, devotedness, devotion, emotion, enchantment, esteem, fancy, fervor, flame, fondness, friendship, intimacy, like, liking, longing, mutual attraction, passion, rapture, regard, sentiment, tender passion, true love, wanting, warmth, weakness, yearning
Associated concepts: marriage ceremonies, same-sex marriages

love

(Penchant), noun affection, avocation, consummng interest, dedication, devotion, effort, inclination, likening for an interest, passion, predilection, pursuit, relished interest, vocation, zest for an effort
See also: affection, affinity, predilection, regard
References in classic literature ?
Shall we then be guilty of any impropriety in calling them lovers of opinion rather than lovers of wisdom, and will they be very angry with us for thus describing them?
But those who love the truth in each thing are to be called lovers of wisdom and not lovers of opinion.
He saw the lips of the lovers meet, and then heard Cornelius send Rosa away.
Around 25 dog lovers, 20 cat lovers, one rabbit lover, horse lover and a hen lover brought their animal in the show.
We're both passionate and excited about the partnership between Lover.
A BAHRAINI woman who killed her husband with help from her lover has been jailed for life.
John Travolta's alleged lover just can't keep quiet.
Now food critic and radio presenter Nigel Barden has launched the hunt for Britain's Biggest Pickled Onion Lover, the winner of which will be announced on National Pickled Onion Lovers' Day.
Take stock If you've been hiding away all winter with no lover to keep you warm, now is the time to come out of hibernation and reinvigorate your search for love.
The fields of Kentucky have endless things to offer the lover of horses.
The violin lover of this carefully crafted novel is Ned Abraham, a physician, a passionate lover of violin music and the dispassionate lover of Clara Weiss, a struggling widow.
the lover returns to the old love, after the lover discovers we can only