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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.I like going out to eat; it's one of my great pleasures.He likes to sleep late on Saturdays.The child likes her father to read her a story every night.I like it when you give me constructive criticism.I would like to visit China someday.
synonyms:
enjoy, love, relish
antonyms:
abominate, dislike, hate
similar words:
appreciate, fancy, prefer, savor
definition 2: 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
 
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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