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affection

noun uk   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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in Arabic عاطِفة…
in Korean 애정…
in Malaysian kesukaan…
in French affection…
in Turkish sevgi, şefkât, düşkünlük…
in Italian affetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喜愛, 鍾愛, 摯愛…
in Russian привязанность…
in Polish uczucie…
in Vietnamese yêu mến…
in Spanish afecto, cariño…
in Portuguese afeto…
in Thai ความรักใคร่…
in German die Zuneigung…
in Catalan afecte…
in Japanese 愛情, 愛情表現…
in Indonesian kasih sayang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喜爱, 钟爱, 挚爱…
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