Other ways of saying like
to like something very much. Love
is also used for saying that you really care about someone: I love Italian food. ♦ When did you realize you loved her?
to like and admire someone. Adore
is also used in an informal way for saying that you like something very much: I just adore their children. ♦ I simply adore smoked salmon.
to like doing a particular activity: I enjoy going to the opera when I get the chance.
have a liking for
to like something specific such as an activity or a type of food or drink: I’ve developed a liking for red wine.
be keen on
to be enthusiastic about a particular person, thing, or activity: I was always pretty keen on sport at school.
be fond of
to like someone or something with a gentle, steady emotion that is not as strong as love: I’ve always been extremely fond of Mike, but I’d never marry him.
to like one thing more than another: I’d prefer a house with a bigger garden.
) to like someone or something so much that you spend all your time thinking about them: She’s completely mad about basketball.
have a weakness for
to particularly like someone or something that you know is not good for you: He’s got a weakness for anything with chocolate in it.
have a soft spot for someone
to particularly like someone, even if they do not deserve it: I’ve got a real soft spot for James, even if he is annoying sometimes.