Af*fec"tion*ate (#), a. [Cf. F. affectionn'e.]
Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
Kindly inclined; zealous.
Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate.
Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.
Strongly inclined; -- with to.
Syn. -- Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.
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