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love

verb [T] (LIKE SOMETHING)    /lʌv/
A1 to like something very much: She loves animals. I absolutely love chocolate. He really loves his job. [+ -ing verb] I love skiing. Love it or hate it, reality TV is here to stay.Liking would love A2 used, often in requests, to say that you would very much like something: I'd love a cup of coffee if you're making one. [+ to infinitive] She would dearly love to start her own business. I'd love you to come to dinner some night.US I'd love for you to come to dinner tonight.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness Grammar:Hate, like, love and preferWe can use hate, like, love and prefer with an -ing form or with a to-infinitive:See more
(Definition of love verb (LIKE SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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