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love

noun

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2 a person with whom one is in love
  • she is the love of my life

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3 positive regard for something
  • a love of chocolate, which I will pay anything to indulge

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4 a brief romantic relationship
  • he refused to discuss past loves

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love

verb

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1 to hold dear
  • patriots who loved their country well enough to die for it

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2 to feel passion, devotion, or tenderness for
  • a husband who loves his wife more than anything

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4 to touch or handle in a tender or loving manner
  • the baby responded to my caresses and kisses by loving me right back

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The first known use of love was before the 12th century

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“Love.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/love. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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