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love

love

 
 
pronunciation:
luhv
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: strong feelings of affection for another person.
She has a deep love for her childhood friend.
 
synonyms:
affection
antonyms:
hatred
similar words:
attachment, devotion, friendship, tenderness
definition 2: strong interest in or liking for something.
He has a great love for music.
synonyms:
passion
antonyms:
hatred
similar words:
dedication, like, relish, taste, thing, weakness, worship
definition 3: a person, activity, or object for which one has great affection or strong liking.
She was his first love.Sailing is one of her loves.
synonyms:
passion
similar words:
boyfriend, dear, desire, devotion, enthusiasm, fancy, flame, girlfriend, honey, like, sweet
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: loved, loves, loving
definition 1: to have strong and tender affection for.
I think I love my puppy as much as her own mother does.
antonyms:
detest, hate
similar words:
adore, care for, cherish, dote on, worship
definition 2: to enjoy or have a strong interest in.
I love fishing and swimming.
synonyms:
adore
antonyms:
detest
similar words:
delight in, enjoy, fancy, like, relish
Word Builder: love +
  • lover:
    a person you are in love with.
  • loving:
    showing love.
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