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pronunciation:
laIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: likes, liking, liked
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.[verb + infinitive ] I like going out to eat; it's one of my great pleasures.[verb + gerund ] The child likes her mother to tuck her in every night.[verb + smby/smth + infinitive ] I would like to visit China someday.[verb + infinitive ]
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.[verb + WH/whether/if + clause ] He doesn't like his wife going out every evening.[verb + possessive adj + gerund ] He liked that the doctor spent time explaining things to him.[verb + (that) + clause ] I like it when you give me constructive criticism.[verb + it + when + clause ]
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.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ]
synonyms:
prefer
definition 5: to show approval of content on a social media website by clicking a button.
 
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 1: (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
definition 2: approval for content on a social media webpage that is shown by clicking a "like" button.
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