Love, affection, devotion all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another
person. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent
adoration toward God or toward a person,the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause.