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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 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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(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 felt great 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 cariño, afecto…
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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