Synonyms of love in English:


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1‘his friendship with Helen grew into love’

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


2‘her love of fashion’

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’

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’

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

5‘he is confident that their love can survive’

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

6‘my mother sends her love to you’

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


1‘I love you, Rory’

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 wild about, have a pash on, carry a torch for
British informal be potty about

hate, loathe, detest

2‘Laura had always loved painting’

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 wild about, be hooked on, get off on, get a buzz from of, get a buzz out of
British informal be potty about, go a bundle on


    fall in love with

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

    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’

    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, wild about, bowled over by, carrying a torch for
    British informal potty about
    North American informal twitterpated by