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English definition of “love”

love

noun [U] (LIKING SOMEONE)   /lʌv/
fall in love If you fall in love you begin to love someone: She’s fallen in love and made plans to marry. You can write love/love from/all my love/lots of love before your name at the end of letters to family and friends. in love A person who is in love is experiencing a romantic attraction for another person: I think he's in love with Anna.
(Definition of love noun (LIKING SOMEONE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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