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English[]

Etymology 1[]

Partly from Latin affectionatus, partly from affection + -ate.

Pronunciation[]

Adjective[]

Affectionate (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Affectionate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
  2. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.
Synonyms[]
  • tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.
  • See also Wikisaurus:affectionate
Derived terms[]
  • affectionately
Related terms[]
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

Either from the adjective, or from affection + -ate (modelled on Middle French affectionner).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /əˈfɛkʃəneɪt/

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Affectionate

Third person singular
affectionat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Affectionate (third-person singular simple present affectionat, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (rare) To show affection to; to have affection for.
  2. (obsolete, reflexive) To emotionally attach (oneself) to.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, p. 21:
      Plutarch saith fitly of those who affectionate themselves to Monkies and little Dogges, that [...etc.]

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