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English adjective: Romance

1. Romance relating to languages derived from Latin


SamplesRomance languages.


SynonymsLatin


English noun: romance

1. romance (state) a relationship between two lovers


Synonymslove affair


Broader (hypernym)relationship


Narrower (hyponym)intrigue

2. romance (attribute) an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)


Synonymsromanticism


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)stardust

3. Romance (communication) the group of languages derived from Latin


SynonymsLatinian language, Romance language


Broader (hypernym)Latin


Narrower (hyponym)Catalan, French, Galician, Haitian Creole, Italian, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Rumanian, Spanish

4. romance (communication) a story dealing with love


Synonymslove story


Broader (hypernym)story

5. romance (communication) a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life


Broader (hypernym)novel


Narrower (hyponym)bodice ripper, Gothic romance


English verb: romance

1. romance (social) make amorous advances towards


SamplesJohn is courting Mary.


ExamplesSam cannot romance Sue


Synonymscourt, solicit, woo


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, move


Narrower (hyponym)chase, chase after, display

2. romance (emotion) have a love affair with


ExamplesSam cannot romance Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)love

3. romance (communication) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions


SamplesThe guys always try to chat up the new secretaries.
My husband never flirts with other women.


Synonymsbutterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)speak, talk


Narrower (hyponym)vamp, wanton

4. romance (communication) tell romantic or exaggerated lies


SamplesThis author romanced his trip to an exotic country.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)lie









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