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 for To make love to
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Love \Love\ (l[u^]v), n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin
     to E. lief, believe, L. lubet, libet, it pleases, Skr. lubh
     to be lustful. See Lief.]
     1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which
        delights or commands admiration; pre["e]minent kindness or
        devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love
        of brothers and sisters.
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              Of all the dearest bonds we prove
              Thou countest sons' and mothers' love
              Most sacred, most Thine own.          --Keble.
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     2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate
        affection for, one of the opposite sex.
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              He on his side
              Leaning half-raised, with looks of cordial love
              Hung over her enamored.               --Milton.
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     3. Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e.,
        to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
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              Demetrius . . .
              Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena,
              And won her soul.                     --Shak.
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     4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or
        desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often
        with of and an object.
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              Love, and health to all.              --Shak.
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              Smit with the love of sacred song.    --Milton.
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              The love of science faintly warmed his breast.
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     5. Due gratitude and reverence to God.
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              Keep yourselves in the love of God.   --Jude 21.
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     6. The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing
        address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest
        love was reading. "Trust me, love." --Dryden.
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              Open the temple gates unto my love.   --Spenser.
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     7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
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              Such was his form as painters, when they show
              Their utmost art, on naked Lores bestow. --Dryden.
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              Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love.
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     8. A thin silk stuff. [Obs.] --Boyle.
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     9. (Bot.) A climbing species of C{lematis ({Clematis
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     10. Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in
         counting score at tennis, etc.
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               He won the match by three sets to love. --The
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     11. Sexual intercourse; -- a euphemism.
     Note: Love is often used in the formation of compounds, in
           most of which the meaning is very obvious; as,
           love-cracked, love-darting, love-killing, love-linked,
           love-taught, etc.
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     A labor of love, a labor undertaken on account of regard
        for some person, or through pleasure in the work itself,
        without expectation of reward.
     Free love, the doctrine or practice of consorting with one
        of the opposite sex, at pleasure, without marriage. See
        Free love.
     Free lover, one who avows or practices free love.
     In love, in the act of loving; -- said esp. of the love of
        the sexes; as, to be in love; to fall in love.
     Love apple (Bot.), the tomato.
     Love bird (Zool.), any one of several species of small,
        short-tailed parrots, or parrakeets, of the genus
        Agapornis, and allied genera. They are mostly from
        Africa. Some species are often kept as cage birds, and are
        celebrated for the affection which they show for their
     Love broker, a person who for pay acts as agent between
        lovers, or as a go-between in a sexual intrigue. --Shak.
     Love charm, a charm for exciting love. --Ld. Lytton.
     Love child. an illegitimate child. --Jane Austen.
     Love day, a day formerly appointed for an amicable
        adjustment of differences. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
     Love drink, a love potion; a philter. --Chaucer.
     Love favor, something given to be worn in token of love.
     Love feast, a religious festival, held quarterly by some
        religious denominations, as the Moravians and Methodists,
        in imitation of the agap[ae] of the early Christians.
     Love feat, the gallant act of a lover. --Shak.
     Love game, a game, as in tennis, in which the vanquished
        person or party does not score a point.
     Love grass. [G. liebesgras.] (Bot.) Any grass of the genus
     Love-in-a-mist. (Bot.)
         (a) An herb of the Buttercup family ({Nigella Damascena)
             having the flowers hidden in a maze of finely cut
         (b) The West Indian Passiflora f[oe]tida, which has
             similar bracts.
     Love-in-idleness (Bot.), a kind of violet; the small pansy.
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              A little western flower,
              Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound;
              And maidens call it love-in-idleness. --Shak.
     Love juice, juice of a plant supposed to produce love.
     Love knot, a knot or bow, as of ribbon; -- so called from
        being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual
        affection. --Milman.
     Love lass, a sweetheart.
     Love letter, a letter of courtship. --Shak.
     Love-lies-bleeding (Bot.), a species of amaranth
        ({Amarantus melancholicus).
     Love match, a marriage brought about by love alone.
     Love potion, a compounded draught intended to excite love,
        or venereal desire.
     Love rites, sexual intercourse. --Pope
     Love scene, an exhibition of love, as between lovers on the
     Love suit, courtship. --Shak.
     Of all loves, for the sake of all love; by all means.
        [Obs.] "Mrs. Arden desired him of all loves to come back
        again." --Holinshed.
     The god of love, or The Love god, Cupid.
     To make love, to engage in sexual intercourse; -- a
     To make love to, to express affection for; to woo. "If you
        will marry, make your loves to me." --Shak.
     To play for love, to play a game, as at cards, without
        stakes. "A game at piquet for love." --Lamb.
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     Syn: Affection; friendship; kindness; tenderness; fondness;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS.
     mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to
     join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
     1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to
        produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in
        various specific uses or applications:
        (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
            form; to construct; to fabricate.
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                  He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                  he had made it a molten calf.     --Ex. xxxii.
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        (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
            false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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                  And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
                  To excel the natural with made delights.
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        (c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or
            agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often
            used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the
            simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make
            complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to
            record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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                  Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                    --Judg. xvi.
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                  Wealth maketh many friends.       --Prov. xix.
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                  I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                  excuse of the faults which I have made.
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        (d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make
            a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
        (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as
            profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or
            happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an
            error; to make a loss; to make money.
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                  He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                  a second time.                    --Bacon.
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        (f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation;
            to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or
            amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and
            the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over;
            as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the
            distance in one day.
        (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause
            to thrive.
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                  Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
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     2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb,
        or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make
        public; to make fast.
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              Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                    ii. 14.
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              See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
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     Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
           pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
           bold; to make free, etc.
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     3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
        esteem, suppose, or represent.
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              He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
              him.                                  --Baker.
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     4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
        to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
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     Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
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                 I will make them hear my words.    --Deut. iv.
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                 They should be made to rise at their early hour.
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     5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or
        fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish
        the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet
        cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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              And old cloak makes a new jerkin.     --Shak.
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     6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
        constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham
        makes a hearty meal.
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              The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
              Make but one temple for the Deity.    --Waller.
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     7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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              Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
              brotherhood of city bailiffs?         --Dryden.
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     8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And
        make the Libyan shores." --Dryden.
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              They that sail in the middle can make no land of
              either side.                          --Sir T.
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     To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to
        put it in order.
     To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.
     To make account. See under Account, n.
     To make account of, to esteem; to regard.
     To make away.
        (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
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                  If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                  mind, they made him away.         --Burton.
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        (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.]
     To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate.
     To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture.
     To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.
     To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose.
     To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
     To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer.
     To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
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              Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
              at the casement.                      --Shak.
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     To make free with. See under Free, a.
     To make good. See under Good.
     To make head, to make headway.
     To make light of. See under Light, a.
     To make little of.
        (a) To belittle.
        (b) To accomplish easily.
     To make love to. See under Love, n.
     To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq.
        Western U. S.]
     To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.
     To make much of, to treat with much consideration,,
        attention, or fondness; to value highly.
     To make no bones. See under Bone, n.
     To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to
        be a matter of indifference.
     To make no doubt, to have no doubt.
     To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make
        no difference.
     To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something,
        in a prescribed form of law.
     To make of.
        (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know
            what to make of the news.
        (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
            account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave."
     To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
        self of a charge.
     To make out.
        (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
            the meaning of a letter.
        (b) to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry;
            as, as they approached the city, he could make out the
            tower of the Chrysler Building.
        (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
            to make out his case.
        (d) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
            out the money.
        (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a
            bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the
            cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and
            handed it to him.
     To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
        alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
     To make sail. (Naut.)
        (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
        (b) To set sail.
     To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
        to do without it. [Colloq.].
     To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
        drift backward.
     To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
        surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
        request or suggestion.
     To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to
     To make sure. See under Sure.
     To make up.
        (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
            amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
        (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
            or quarrel.
        (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
            dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
        (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
            prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
            pills; to make up a story.
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                  He was all made up of love and charms!
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        (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
        (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
            up accounts.
        (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
            well made up.
     To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of
        pain or derision.
     To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to
     To make way, or To make one's way.
        (a) To make progress; to advance.
        (b) To open a passage; to clear the way.
     To make words, to multiply words.
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