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Adjective: loved  lúvd
  1. Held dear
    "his loved companion of many years"
Verb: love  lúv
  1. Have a great affection or liking for
    "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
     
  2. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    "I love cooking";
    - enjoy, bask, relish, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Be enamoured or in love with
    "She loves her husband deeply"
     
  4. Have sexual intercourse
    "they made love in the back of the car";
    - sleep together, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]

See also: admired, adored, beloved, best-loved, blue-eyed, cherished, darling, dear, fair-haired, fave, favored [US], favorite [US], favoured [Brit, Cdn], favourite [Brit, Cdn], idolised [Brit], idolized, pet, precious, preferent, preferred, treasured, wanted, white-haired, worshiped [US], worshipped

Type of: copulate, couple, like, mate, pair

Antonym: hate, unloved

Encyclopedia: Loved

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