1 love somebody/something (not used in the progressive tenses) to have very strong feelings of affection for somebody I love you. If you love each other, why not get married? Her much-loved brother lay dying of AIDS. He had become a well-loved member of staff. Relatives need time to grieve over loved ones they have lost. to love your country2 to like or enjoy something very much love something I really love summer evenings. I just love it when you bring me presents! He loved the way she smiled. I love it in Spain (= I like the life there). It was one of his best-loved songs. (ironic) You're going to love this. They've changed their minds again. love doing something (especially in British English) My dad loves going to football games. love to do something (especially North American English) I love to go out dancing. love somebody/something to do something He loved her to sing to him.