Synonyms of love in English:

love


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noun

1‘his friendship with Helen grew into love’

SYNONYMS
deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment
devotion, adoration, doting, idolization, worship
passion, ardour, desire, lust, yearning, infatuation, adulation, besottedness
ANTONYMS

hatred

2‘her love of fashion’

SYNONYMS
liking, weakness, partiality, bent, leaning, proclivity, inclination, disposition
enjoyment, appreciation, soft spot, taste, delight, relish, passion, zeal, appetite, zest, enthusiasm, keenness, predilection, penchant, fondness

3‘their love for their fellow human beings’

SYNONYMS
compassion, care, caring, regard, solicitude, concern, warmth, friendliness, friendship, kindness, charity, goodwill, sympathy, kindliness, altruism, philanthropy, unselfishness, benevolence, brotherliness, sisterliness, fellow feeling, humanity

4‘don't fret, my love’

SYNONYMS
beloved, loved one, love of one's life, dear, dearest, dear one, darling, sweetheart, sweet, sweet one, angel, honey
lover, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, betrothed, paramour, inamorata, inamorato
querida
British informal boyf, girlf

5‘he is confident that their love can survive’

SYNONYMS
relationship, love affair, affair, romance, liaison, affair of the heart, intrigue, amour

6‘my mother sends her love to you’

SYNONYMS
best wishes, regards, good wishes, greetings, kind regards, kindest regards, felicitations, salutations, compliments, best, respects

verb

1‘I love you, Rory’

SYNONYMS
be in love with, be infatuated with, be smitten with, be besotted with, be passionate about
care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on, cherish, worship, idolize, treasure, prize
informal be crazy about, be mad about, be nuts about, be potty about, be wild about, have a pash on, carry a torch for
ANTONYMS

hate, loathe, detest

2‘Laura had always loved painting’

SYNONYMS
like very much, delight in, enjoy greatly, have a passion for, take great pleasure in, derive great pleasure from, have a great liking for, be addicted to, relish, savour
have a weakness for, be partial to, have a soft spot for, have a taste for, be taken with, have a predilection for, have a proclivity for, have a penchant for
informal get a kick from of, get a kick out of, have a thing about, have a thing for, be mad about, be mad for, be crazy about, be nuts about, be potty about, be wild about, be hooked on, go a bundle on, get off on, get a buzz from of, get a buzz out of

Phrases

    fall in love with

    ‘the moment they met he fell in love with her’


    SYNONYMS

    become infatuated with, give one's heart to, lose one's heart to, become smitten with

    informal

    fall for, fall head over heels in love with, be swept off one's feet by, develop a crush on

    in love with

    ‘I'm in love with Gillian’


    SYNONYMS

    besotted with, infatuated with, enamoured of, love-struck by, smitten with, passionate about, with a passion for, consumed with desire for

    captivated by, bewitched by, enthralled by, entranced by

    devoted to, doting on

    informal

    crazy about, mad about, nuts about, potty about, wild about, bowled over by, carrying a torch for

    North American informal

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