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affectionate

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The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
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English

Etymology 1

Partly from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] affectionatus, partly fro affection + -ate.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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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.

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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. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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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