how to pronounce agape


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agape is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of agape in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of agape so though you decided this is a …”

meanings of agape


  1. A love feast, especially one held in the early Christian Church in connection with the Eucharist.
  2. Spiritual, altruistic, beneficial love which wills good for others.
  3. The love of God for mankind, or the benevolent love of Christians for others.


  1. In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention; as with mouth hanging open.
  2. Wide open.


  1. Open wide.
  2. In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention.

agape frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word agape occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics agape can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that agape can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to agape


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