Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond. (adjective)
Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender. (adjective)
To show affection to; to have affection for. (verb)
To emotionally attach (oneself) to. (verb)
Examples of word affectionate
"Half the trouble is the stupidity of the whites," said Roberts, pausing to take a swig from his glass and to curse the Samoan bar-boy in affectionate terms.
First Impression: Daphne is described as an affectionate and nonjudgmental confidante who has tall, model-like looks and lots of patience.
A comparison with Jane Austen's early work springs to mind, because Austen began her literary career at much the same age nearly a century earlier, with Love and Freindship [sic] and other exercises in affectionate parody.
The long-term affectionate supportive bonds that develop throughout this long childhood with the mother, with the brothers and sisters, and which can last through a lifetime, which may be up to 60 years.
And in affectionate mischief he would stay the half-hour through before marshalling his flock back to "The Corner."