warm to

phrasal verb

warmed to; warming to; warms to
1
: to begin to feel affection for (someone)
She quickly warmed to her guests.
2
: to begin to be interested in or excited about (something)
It took them a while to warm to the idea.

Examples of warm to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By late October, both sides were warming to a big, ambitious plan, presented with slick charts by a phalanx of veterans from the world of high finance. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 With the world focused on trying to limit warming to no more than 1.5-degree Celsius temperature above pre-industrial times, the administration has an ambitious goal to cut domestic planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Alexa St. John, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024 The prospect of Taiwan severing ties with a China that views it as an integral part of the country could change Chinese President Xi Jinping’s calculus in the region, possibly leading him to warm to direct military action. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 Tol estimates that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will cost 4.5 percent of global GDP by 2050 and 5.5 percent by 2100. R. David McLean, National Review, 31 Jan. 2024 The infant’s head was still warm to the touch, a sign of hope to Xiao that the 2-month-old might still be alive. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Remove from oven, and let cool until just warm to the touch; serve with honey butter. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 That uncertainty, analysts contend, only deepens concerns about Israel’s intent among its Arab neighbors, including Gulf monarchies that were warming to the Jewish state. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 After morning temperatures rise through the 30s, afternoon highs should warm to the upper 40s to mid-50s with mostly cloudy skies and light winds. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Warm to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warm%20to. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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