I learned from an earlier thread that the word, love, is not an action verb in English, it is a stative verb. I learned love from the ancient Greek word, Agape, which is to give without expectation of receiving anything return. A common definition of agape is 'unconditional love,' but if love is a stative verb, and all states are conditional, then 'unconditional love' does not accurately reflect agape. Is there a single English word or phrase that accurately reflects that definition of agape, an action verb, or should I use agape instead?
Furthermore, 'without expectation' is a bit impossible, since everything we do includes some degree of expectation. For example, if I agape someone, there is a good chance it's because it is emotionally pleasing to me (unconscious)...and thus, I get something in return. So, I'm not asking for 'no' return, I'm asking for 'no conscious expectation' of return.
Edit: I'm looking for the action verb.
He _____ her with affection.
She ____ him with admiration.