Part of speech:
Highly valued, having a high personal value.
Regarded with much love and tenderness
A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.
To love or admire excessively; adore
To venerate is to treat or regard someone with great respect.
To delight is defined as to cause someone to feel great happiness or to feel great happiness or joy.
(Dial.) To like or wish
To be in a pet; sulk
To honor and love as a deity.
To like or desire enthusiastically:
(Figuratively) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
To move noisily or strike sharply (against something)
To go to bed; rest; sleep
(US, slang, dated) To examine (a student) rigidly; to subject to a severe examination.
To be acquainted with:
(Law) To try illegally to influence or instruct (a jury)
To affect as if with a caress.
To enjoy; like
To kiss and caress amorously.
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To hold in a tight embrace.
To have a fancy for; to like; to be pleased with, particularly on account of external appearance or manners.
To wish; to desire; to prefer.
1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, XVII:
To give church sanction or authorization to
To esteem is defined as to respect, have regard for or admire something.
To dislike is to feel distaste or hostility towards someone or something.
To feel strong dislike for or hostility toward:
To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
Loathe is defined as to intensely dislike someone or something.
To detest is defined as to really dislike or hate someone or something.
To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.
To exalt is defined as to praise the virtues of someone or to raise that person into a position of greater authority or power.
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