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1. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] a strong positive emotion of regard and affection.

Synonyms

  • puppy love
  • filial love
  • agape love
  • caring
  • loyalty
  • ardor
  • enamoredness
  • infatuation
  • affection
  • yearning
  • worship
  • devotion
  • agape
  • emotion
  • ardour
  • lovingness
  • devotedness
  • amorousness
  • benevolence
  • crush

Antonyms

  • hate
  • refuse
  • stay
  • be well

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Love

  • vanhove
  • thereof
  • labove
  • labov
  • deneuve
  • above
  • shove
  • gov
  • dove

How do you pronounce love?

Pronounce love as ləv.

US - How to pronounce love in American English

UK - How to pronounce love in British English

How do you spell love? Is it lvoe ?

A common misspelling of love is lvoe

Example sentences of the word love


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your wedding ring is a symbol of your love and commitment to your spouse.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Bears, while thought of as carnivores, are actually omnivores who love a wide variety of foods.

3. Verb, base form
The Bible says the greatest command is to love God with all the heart, mind and soul.

Quotes containing the word love


1. You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,Love like you'll never be hurt,Sing like there's nobody listening,And live like it's heaven on earth.
- William W. Purkey

2. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

3. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

2. love

verb. ['ˈlʌv'] have a great affection or liking for.

Synonyms

  • adore
  • cherish
  • treasure
  • care for
  • dote

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • disclaim
  • pack
  • dock

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. love

verb. ['ˈlʌv'] get pleasure from.

Synonyms

  • enjoy
  • like

Antonyms

  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. love

verb. ['ˈlʌv'] be enamored or in love with.

Antonyms

  • saddle

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] any object of warm affection or devotion; .

Synonyms

  • object

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • open

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] a beloved person; used as terms of endearment.

Synonyms

  • dearest
  • beloved
  • dear
  • lover

Antonyms

  • ignore
  • forget
  • reject
  • divide

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction.

Synonyms

  • sexual love
  • physical attraction
  • eros
  • concupiscence
  • erotic love

Antonyms

  • lack
  • lose
  • dissuade
  • dishonor

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people.

Synonyms

  • sexual activity
  • sex activity
  • sexual love
  • love life
  • sexual practice
  • lovemaking
  • making love

Antonyms

  • unscrew
  • disjoin
  • wife
  • husband

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. love

noun. ['ˈlʌv'] a score of zero in tennis or squash.

Antonyms

  • detach

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. love

verb. ['ˈlʌv'] have sexual intercourse with.

Synonyms

  • sleep with
  • hump
  • have it away
  • be intimate
  • eff
  • jazz
  • bonk
  • screw
  • mate
  • fuck
  • get laid
  • do it
  • bang
  • have
  • have it off
  • know
  • have sex
  • lie with
  • make love
  • have a go at it
  • pair
  • copulate
  • couple
  • bed
  • fornicate
  • neck
  • roll in the hay
  • get it on
  • have intercourse
  • make out
  • take

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • natural object
  • get up
  • turn out

Etymology

  • love (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • loven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lofian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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