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To love or like a person - thesaurus




to be very strongly attracted to someone in an emotional and sexual way

care for

to love someone, especially in a way that is based on friendship rather than sex



to love someone very much

dote on

to love someone very much, often so much that you do not notice their faults

fall in love

to start to love someone

have a soft spot for someone

to like someone a lot, even if they do not deserve it



literary to want to be with someone who you love, especially when this is not likely to happen soon

fall for

to be very attracted to someone and to start to love them

worship the ground someone walks on

to love and admire someone so much that you think they are perfect



to care very much about someone, especially members of your family or close friends

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be sweet on someone

to be attracted to someone in a romantic way

carry a torch for someone

to be in love with someone, usually when they do not realize this


a British spelling of idolize



to think that someone is perfect

lose your heart to someone

to start to love someone very much

lose your heart (to someone)

to start to love someone

only have eyes for someone

to only like or love a particular person

put someone on a pedestal

to admire or love someone so much that you believe they have no faults



to express your love for someone too much

take a shine to someone

to like someone who you have only just met, especially in a romantic way

think the world of someone

to like or to love someone very much



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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