III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
1. Social Affections
[Expression of affection or love] Endearment.
embrace, salute, kiss, buss, smack, osculation, deosculation; amorous glances.
courtship, wooing, suit, addresses, the soft impeachment; lovemaking; serenading; caterwauling.
flirting; flirtation, gallantry; coquetry.
true lover's knot, plighted love; love tale, love token, love letter; billet-doux, valentine.
honeymoon; Strephon and Chloe.
[Verbs] caress, fondle, pet, dandle; pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek; chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle; make of, make much of; cherish, foster, kill with kindness.
clasp, hug, cuddle; fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms; nestle, nuzzle; embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss; salute (courtesy) [more]; fold to the heart, press to the bosom.
bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet; gallivant, galavant; philander; make love; pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to; serenade; court, woo; set one's cap at; be sweet upon, look sweet upon; ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon; faire les yeux doux.
fall in love with, win the affections (love) [more]; die for.
propose; make an offer, have an offer; pop the question; plight one's troth, plight one's faith.