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loved one

This page is about the collocation loved one


someone you love, esp. a family member or partner

For example

  • I enjoyed the trip, but I was happy to see my loved ones again.

  • The doctors let her loved ones see her, but her friends had to wait outside.

Most often used in the plural form "loved ones"

Quick Quiz

I asked about her loved ones, and she told me about

a. her family

b. her past lovers

c. what she loves to do
a) her family b) her past lovers c) what she loves to do

Contributor: Matt Errey