LOVE, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with &c. adj.; have -, entertain -, harbor -, cherish- a love for &c. n.; regard, revere; take to, bear love to, be wedded to; set ones affections on; burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer éperdument [F.]; dote- on, - upon.
make much of, feast ones eyes on; hold dear, prize; hug, cling to, cherish, caress, fondle, pet.
take a fancy to, look sweet upon [colloq.]; become enamored &c. adj.; fall in love with, lose ones heart; desire [See Desire].
EXCITE LOVE; win -, gain -, secure -, engage- the -love, - affections, - heart; take the fancy of; have a place in -, wind round- the heart; attract, attach, endear, charm, fascinate, captivate, bewitch, seduce, enamor, enrapture, turn the head.
get into favor; ingratiate -, insinuate -, worm- oneself; propitiate, curry favor with, pay ones court to, faire laimable [F.], set ones cap at [colloq.], coquet, flirt.
LOVING &c. v.; fond of; taken with [colloq.], struck with [colloq.], smitten, bitten [colloq.]; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed &c. v.; in love; lovesick; over head and ears in love.
affectionate, tender, sweet upon [colloq.], sympathetic, amorous, amatory; fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly.
LOVED &c. v.; beloved, well beloved, dearly beloved; dear as the apple of ones eye, nearest to ones heart; dear, precious, darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.
congenial; to -, after- ones -mind, - taste, - fancy, - own heart; in ones good graces (friendly) [See Friendship].
LOVABLE, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, winsome, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, miable; seraphic or seraphical, angelic, like an angel.
Credula res amor est.Ovid
Militat omnis amasius.Ovid
Omnia vincit amor.Vergil
Si vis amari ama.Seneca
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe.Bailey
Affection is a coal that must be coold; Else, sufferd, it will set the heart on fire.Venus and Adonis
Affection lights a brighter flame Than ever blazed by art.Cowper