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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of endearing.
  • n. An expression of affection, such as a caress.

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  • n. affection

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of endearing or the state of being endeared; also, that which manifests, excites, or increases, affection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being endeared; tender affection; love.
  • n. Endearing action; a manifestation of affection; loving conduct; a caress, or the like.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of showing affection

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