Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 897 (Love)

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#897. Love. -- N. love; fondness &c. adj.; liking; inclination &c. (desire) 865; regard, dilection|, admiration, fancy.

affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling; tenderness &c. adj.; heart, brotherly love; benevolence &c. 906; attachment.

yearning, </eros/>, tender passion, amour; gyneolatry[obs]; gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.

Cupid, Venus; myrtle; true lover's knot; love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story; the, old story, plighted love; courtship &c. 902; amourette[obs]; free love.

maternal love, </storge/>[Grk], parental love; young love, puppy love.

attractiveness; popularity,; favorite &c. 899.

lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret[obs], beau, sweetheart, inamorato[It], swain, young man, flame, love, truelove; leman[obs], Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso[obs], cavaliere servente[It], captive, cicisbeo[obs]; caro sposo[It].

inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa[It].

betrothed, affianced, fiancee.

flirt, coquette; amorette[obs]; pair of turtledoves; abode of love, agapemone[obs].

V. love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love &c. with adj. ; have a love &c. n. for, entertain a love &c. n. for, harbor cherish a love &c. n. for; regard, revere; take to, bear love to, be wedded to; set one's affections on; make much of, feast one's eyes on; hold dear, prize; hug, cling to, cherish, pet.

burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer eperdument[Fr]; dote on, dote upon; take a fancy to, look sweet upon; become enamored &c. adj.; fall in love with, lose one's heart; desire &c. 865.

excite love; win the heart, gain the heart, win the affections, gain the affections, secure the love, engage the affections; take the fancy of have a place in the heart, wind round the heart; attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head.

get into favor; ingratiate oneself, insinuate oneself, worm oneself; propitiate, curry favor with, pay one's court to, faire l'aimable[Fr], set one's cap at, flirt.

Adj. loving &c. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed &c. v.; in love; love-sick; over head and ears in love, head over heels in love.

affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving; amorous, amatory; fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly.

loved &c. v. beloved well beloved, dearly beloved; dear, precious, darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.

congenial; after 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 &c. (friendly) 888; dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart.

lovable, adorable; lovely, sweet; attractive, seductive, winning; charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching; amiable, like an angel.

Phr. 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 [obs][Lat][Seneca]; " the sweetest joy, the wildest woe " [Bailey].