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"affection" in British English

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affectionnoun

uk   /əˈfek.ʃən/  us   /əˈfek.ʃən/
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 ​formerpresident 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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(Definition of affection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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affectionnoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈfek·ʃən/
a ​feeling of ​liking someone or something: [U] Pets should be ​treated with affection. [U] Harriet ​feltgreat affection for him.
(Definition of affection from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “affection”
in Korean 애정…
in Arabic عاطِفة…
in Malaysian kesukaan…
in French affection…
in Russian привязанность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喜愛, 鍾愛, 摯愛…
in Italian affetto…
in Turkish sevgi, şefkât, düşkünlük…
in Polish uczucie…
in Spanish afecto, cariño…
in Vietnamese yêu mến…
in Portuguese afeto…
in Thai ความรักใคร่…
in German die Zuneigung…
in Catalan afecte…
in Japanese 愛情, 愛情表現…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喜爱, 钟爱, 挚爱…
in Indonesian kasih sayang…
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