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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
 
897. Love.
 
  
NOUN:LOVE, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling; tenderness &c. adj.; heart, brotherly love; charity, good will; benevolence [See Benevolence]; attachment; fondness &c. adj.; liking; inclination (desire) [See Desire]; regard, dilection [obs.], admiration, fancy.
  yearning, eros [Gr. &epsigmac;ρω&sigmavar;], tender passion, amour; gyneolatry; gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry.
  mother love, maternal love, natural affection, storge [Gr. στοργ&etatono;].
  attractiveness, charm; popularity; idol, favorite [See Favorite].
  god of love, Cupid, Venus, Eros, Kama [Hindu]; myrtle; turtle dove, sparrow; cupid amoretto; true lover’s knot; love -token, - suit, - affair, - tale, - story; the old story, plighted love; courtship [See Endearment]; amourette; free-love.
  LOVER, suitor, fiancé [F.], follower [colloq.], admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret [obs.], amorist, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man [colloq.], flame [colloq.], love, truelove: leman [archaic], Lothario, gallant, paramour, captive; amoroso, cavaliere servente, cicisbeo, caro sposo [all It.].
  LADYLOVE, sweetheart, mistress, inamorata, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa [It.]; betrothed, affianced, fiancée [F.].
  flirt, coquette, amorette.
  pair of turtledoves; abode of love; Agapemone [Ch. hist.].
  
VERB: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 one’s affections on; burn; adore, idolize, love to distraction, aimer éperdument [F.]; dote- on, - upon.
  make much of, feast one’s 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 one’s 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 one’s court to, faire l’aimable [F.], set one’s cap at [colloq.], coquet, flirt.
  
ADJECTIVE: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 one’s eye, nearest to one’s heart; dear, precious, darling, pet, little; favorite, popular.
  congenial; to -, after- one’s -mind, - taste, - fancy, - own heart; in one’s 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.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Amantes amentes.—Terence
  2. Credula res amor est.—Ovid
  3. Militat omnis amasius.—Ovid
  4. Omnia vincit amor.—Vergil
  5. Si vis amari ama.—Seneca
  6. The sweetest joy, the wildest woe.—Bailey
  7. Affection is a coal that must be cool’d; Else, suffer’d, it will set the heart on fire.—Venus and Adonis
  8. Affection lights a brighter flame Than ever blazed by art.—Cowper

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