Definition of like
- I like onions but they don't like me
- likes baseball
- how would you like a change
- would like a drink
- this plant likes dry soil
- my car does not like cold weather
He likes baseball, but he loves football.
Do you like Mexican food?
I liked the movie a lot more than I thought I would.
I don't know what it is about that guy, but I just don't like him.
They were political allies who truly liked each other.
What is it that you like or dislike about him most?
She says she likes him as a friend but she's not attracted to him.
My boss was a tough guy, but I liked him for his honesty.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
you're not talking about like things when you compare football and golf
The house looks like a barn.
It's like when we were kids.
She's not at all like her sister.
The baby is more like his mother than his father.
“Who is he like?” “He's not like anyone I've ever met before.”
the cat would curl up, tightly like, and just go to sleep
the distance is more like 500 miles
it looks like it's going to rain at any moment
: to enjoy (something) : to get pleasure from (something)
: to regard (something) in a favorable way
: to feel affection for (someone) : to enjoy being with (someone)
: having the same or similar qualities
: similar to (something or someone)
: typical of (someone)
: comparable to or close to (something)
: the way it would be if
: the way someone would do if
: the same as
: similar to or resembling
: like that or those of
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