affectionately

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•fec•tion•ate /əˈfɛkʃənɪt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. showing fondness or love:an affectionate glance.
af•fec•tion•ate•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•fec•tion•ate  (ə fekshə nit),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love;
    fondly tender:an affectionate embrace.
  2. having great affection or love;
    warmly attached;
    loving:your affectionate brother.
  3. [Obs.]
    • strongly disposed or inclined.
    • passionate;
      headstrong.
    • biased;
      partisan.
af•fection•ate•ly, adv. 
af•fection•ate•ness,?r> n. 
  • affection1 + -ate1, on the model of passionate 1485–95
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . loving, fond.

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