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Patrono:Rft

Most common English words: its « time « only « #75: like » little » now » then

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From Old English līcian.

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Infinitive
to Like

Third person singular
Likes

Simple past
liked

Past participle
liked

Present participle
liking

to Like (third-person singular simple present Likes, present participle liking, simple past and past participle liked)
  1. (transitive, archaic) To please.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book IV:
      And yf hit lyke yow I wille speke with hem by cause I am a knyghte of kynge Arthurs [...].
    • 1608, William Shakespeare, King Lear:
      His countenance likes me not.
  2. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
    I like hamburgers.
    I like skiing in winter.
    I like the Milwaukee Braves this season.
  3. (obsolete) To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
    • 1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Systems of the World (Dialogue Two)
      And therefore it is the best way, if you like of it, to examine these taken from experiments touching the Earth, and then proceed to those of the other kind.
  4. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
    I like to go to the dentist every six months.
    She likes to keep herself physically fit.
    We like to keep one around the office just in case.
  5. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
    I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her.
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  • In its senses of “enjoy” and “maintain as a regular habit”, like is a catenative verb; in the former, it usually takes a gerund (-ing form), while in the latter, it takes a to-infinitive. See also Appendix:English catenative verbs.
  • Like is only used to mean “want” in certain expressions, such as “if you like” and “I would like”. The conditional form, would like, is used quite freely as a polite synonym for want.
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  • (find attractive): fancy (British)
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Singular
Like

Plural
Likes

Like (plural Likes)
  1. (usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
    Tell me your likes and dislikes.
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From Middle English, from Old English ġelīċ by shortening, influenced by Old Norse líkr. Cognate with līc (body", "corpse).

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Like (comparative liker, superlative likest)
  1. similar
    My partner and I have like minds.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, Landlord Edmund
      ... and this is not a sky, it is a Soul and living Face! Nothing liker the Temple of the Highest, bright with some real effulgence of the Highest, is seen in this world.
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Like (comparative more Like, superlative most Like)

Positive
Like

Comparative
more Like

Superlative
most Like

  1. (informal) for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples
    There are lots of birds like ducks and gulls in this park.
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In formal writing, such as is preferred over like.

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Singular
Like

Plural
Likes

Like (plural Likes)
  1. (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
    We shall never see his like again.Winston Churchill on T.E. Lawrence
    There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like.
    It was something the likes of which I had never seen before.
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Patrono:En-conj

  1. As if; as though.
    It looks like you've finished the project.
    It seemed like you didn't care.
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Patrono:En-prep

  1. Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of.
    These hamburgers taste like leather.
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Patrono:En-part

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  1. (colloquial, obsolete) A delayed filler.
    He was so angry, like.
  2. (colloquial) A mild intensifier.
    She was, like, sooooo happy.
  3. (colloquial) indicating approximation or uncertainty
    There were, like, twenty of them.
    And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
  4. (colloquial, slang) When preceded by any form of the verb to be, used to mean “to say”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
    I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”
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  • (colloquial: used to precede paraphrased quotations): be all, go
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The use as a quotative is deliberately informal and commonly used by young people, and often combined with the use of the present tense as a narrative. Similar terms are to go and all, as in I go, “Why did you do that?” and he goes, “I don't know” and I was all, “Why did you do that?” and he was all, “I don't know.” These expressions can imply that the attributed remark which follows is representative rather than necessarily an exact quotation; however, in speech these structures do tend to require mimicking the original speakers inflection in a way said would not.

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Like

  1. Patrono:Liverpudlian Patrono:Geordie Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
    divint ye knaa, like?
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Patrono:Zh-hanzi

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  • IPA: [ li˥˩kʰə˥˩ ]

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Patrono:Cmn-adv

  1. immediately, at once

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Patrono:No-verb-2

  1. to like

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Patrono:Sco-verb

  1. To like.
  2. To be hesitant to do something.
    I dinna like. - I'm not certain I would like to.
  3. To love somebody or something.

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Patrono:Sco-adv

  1. like

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Patrono:Sco-intj

  1. (South Scots) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
    Oo jist saw it the now, like.

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Inflection for Like Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Like liken likar likarna
Possessive form Likes likens likars likarnas

Like c.

  1. match (someone similarly skilful)
    Han hade mött sin like — He had met his match

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