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like1

like1

pronunciation:
laIk
parts of speech:
adjective, preposition
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having close resemblance.
After hearing her story, he told of a like experience while travelling in Spain.
synonyms:
identical, similar
antonyms:
unlike
similar words:
alike, close, matching, near, parallel, same
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: the same as or similar to.
He is like his father.
antonyms:
unlike
definition 2: in the character of; in the same manner of.
She runs like her mother.
similar words:
after
definition 3: open to; wishing for or leaning toward.
I feel like going home.
similar words:
disposed to, open to
definition 4: tending to; inclined to (usually used with "feel").
It feels like rain today.
similar words:
disposed to, inclined to
like or as?
Like is a preposition that means similar to. As is a preposition and a conjunction. When a preposition, it means in the position or function of. When a conjunction, it means in the same way that and is used to introduce a subject and verb.
Compare:
  • He wants a car like the one in the advertisement.
  • She works as an automobile mechanic.
  • He bought a new car, as he said he would.