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like2

 
pronunciation:
laIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: liked, likes, liking
definition 1: to find pleasure in; enjoy.
She likes mystery novels, and she always seems to be reading one.He likes to sleep late on Saturdays.I like going out to eat; it's one of my great pleasures.The child likes her mother to tuck her in every night.I would like to visit China someday.
synonyms:
enjoy, love, relish
antonyms:
abominate, dislike, hate
similar words:
appreciate, fancy, prefer, savor
definition 2: approve of or feel pleased about; consider very good or satisfactory.
She likes what they did to the menu.He doesn't like his wife going out every evening.He liked that the doctor spent time explaining things to him.I like it when you give me constructive criticism.
definition 3: to have affection or regard for.
She likes her roommate at college, and they're becoming good friends.I like you very much, but I don't want to get romantically involved.
synonyms:
adore, fancy, favor, love
antonyms:
abominate, dislike, hate
similar words:
admire, esteem, prize
definition 4: to prefer.
How do you like your tea? With sugar?I like my room cool when I sleep.
synonyms:
prefer
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel disposed or have an inclination.
We can go somewhere for coffee, if you like.
synonyms:
care, choose, please, want, wish
similar words:
approve, delight, incline, pleasure, prefer, tend, will
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) affections or preferences.
What are his likes and dislikes?
synonyms:
fondness, love, partiality, preference
antonyms:
dislike
similar words:
choice, delight, fancy, inclination, liking, penchant, pleasure, predilection
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