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English definition of “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 ski ing . 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:
(Definition of love verb (LIKE SOMETHING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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