love


love
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noun
ADJECTIVE
all-consuming, burning, deep, great, immense, intense, overwhelming, passionate, profound

her deep love for him

tender
genuine, perfect, pure, real, sheer, sincere, true
boundless, unconditional
altruistic, selfless
abiding, enduring, eternal, everlasting, lasting, lifelong, undying

He had an abiding love of the natural world.

You have my undying love.

steadfast, unfailing
new-found
secret
hopeless, unrequited

a sad tale of unrequited love

doomed
forbidden
lost

Soul Survivors is a story of lost love.

mutual, shared
free

They were into free love and avoided commitment.

first

I like most sports but tennis is my first love.

brotherly, familial, fatherly, maternal, parental, paternal, sisterly
puppy, teenage
marital, married

The poem is a celebration of married love.

courtly, platonic, romantic

the cult of courtly love in the 12th century

erotic, physical, sexual
obsessive
heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, same-sex
redemptive
Christian, divine, human
universal
VERB + LOVE
feel, have

She felt no love for him.

He had a great love of life.

experience, know

He had never known true love until now.

search for, seek
discover, find

At last she had found true love.

rediscover, rekindle
receive

From John, she received the love she had never received from her father.

earn

She has earned the love and respect of many people.

develop

He developed a lifelong love of music.

demonstrate, express, show
prove

He would do almost anything to prove his love for her.

hide

I couldn't hide my love for her any longer.

confess, declare, pledge, proclaim, profess

They publicly declared their love for each other.

deserve

I don't deserve his love.

doubt

Does she doubt my love for her?

inspire, instil/instill
cultivate, foster, nurture

We want to foster a love of learning in all children.

celebrate

a party with family and friends to celebrate their love

reciprocate, return

He didn't return her love.

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share

They share a love of music.

indulge

His wealth enabled him to indulge his love of fast cars.

pursue

It gave me the opportunity to pursue my love of music.

give sb, send (sb)

Bob sends his love.

lavish, pour

They lavish love on Selah, their cat.

be in, fall in

He fell in love with one of his students.

fall out of
make (= have sex)

It was the first time they had made love.

He wanted to make love to her.

consummate
LOVE + VERB
bloom, blossom, grow

Love blossomed between the two of them

die, fade
prevail

Can true love prevail?

LOVE + NOUN
affair
triangle
life
interest, object

She plays his love interest in the film.

rival (esp. BrE)
rat (BrE, informal)
slave
letter, note
token
ballad, poem, poetry, scene, song, story
potion, spell
nest
PREPOSITION
for love, out of love

I did it for love!

in love

We are very much in love.

love between

the love between parent and child

love for

He did not know how to express his love for her.

love of

She had a great love of painting.

PHRASES
an act of love
deeply in love, madly in love, passionately in love

I was madly in love with her.

desperately in love, head over heels in love, hopelessly in love

They fell head over heels in love.

love at first sight

Do you believe in love at first sight?

love conquers all

In his music dramas, love conquers all.

the love of sb's life

She was the love of his life.

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verb
ADVERB
dearly, deeply, passionately, really, very much

He loved his wife dearly.

absolutely, totally (informal, esp. AmE)

I absolutely love your shoes!

genuinely, really, truly
simply

She simply loved being involved.

unconditionally

He wanted to be unconditionally loved.

secretly
universally

Flowers are universally loved.

personally

I personally love the song.

Love is used with these nouns as the object: ↑child, ↑country, ↑fashion, ↑father, ↑feeling, ↑film, ↑food, ↑job, ↑music, ↑work

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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