like


like
verb
ADVERB
enormously (esp. BrE), especially, genuinely, a lot, particularly, really, truly, very much

I liked him enormously and was sorry when he left.

I really like that restaurant.

best, better

Which story do you like best?

quite, rather (esp. BrE)
always, never, still

I have always liked Sue and I don't intend to stop now.

instantly

Everyone he met instantly liked him and wanted to be friends.

personally

I personally liked this song a lot.

secretly

She guessed that he secretly liked wearing skirts.

VERB + LIKE
appear to, seem to
begin to, start to
come to, get to, grow to

I hope you will get to like our town.

learn to

I'm learning to like spinach.

want to

I wanted to like the movie because of its message.

try to

I tried to like her because it would be for the best.

pretend to

He pretended to like her for Tony's sake.

PHRASES
be universally liked

a man who was universally liked

be well liked

He works hard and is well liked by his colleagues.

Like is used with these nouns as the object: ↑dance, ↑feeling, ↑film, ↑food, ↑job, ↑joke, ↑laugh, ↑look, ↑music, ↑taste

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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