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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. 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. win sb's affections to succeed in persuading someone to love you
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