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verb [transitive] [not usually progressive]     like pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleliking
past tenseliked
past participleliked
  1. 1
    to enjoy doing something, or to feel that someone or something is pleasant or attractive

    Do you like my new hairstyle?

    You never did like John, did you?

    like doing something:

    I like going out to parties with friends or watching TV.

    I don’t like talking about Eve behind her back.

    like to do something:

    He always liked to sleep late on Sundays.

    like something best:

    Which of her novels did you like best?

    what I like about:

    What I really like about her is her sense of humor.

    like it when:

    Jamie doesn’t like it when you correct him.

  2. 2
    to prefer to do something in a particular way, or to prefer to have something done in a particular way

    How do you like your eggs?

    like someone to do something:

    She likes us to hand our work in on time.

    like to do something:

    I don’t like to interrupt her when she’s in a meeting.

  3. 3
    to show that you agree with or enjoy something by clicking a button on a social networking website

    If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to "Like" us on Facebook.

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