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affection

noun uk   /əˈfek.ʃən/ us  
B2 [U or S] a feeling of liking for a person or place: She felt no affection for the child. He had a deep affection for his aunt.Liking affections [plural] feelings of liking or love: The former president still holds a place in the nation's affections. Sula seems to have transferred her affections from Jon to his brother.Loving and in love win sb's affections to succeed in persuading someone to love youLoving and in love
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