#EngVocab: Other ways of saying ‘Like’

Like is a verb which means to enjoy or approve of something or someone. e.g. “I really like Jamie Cullum.” However, there are some other ways to say ‘like’. Well, I want to share some other ways to express it. Are you ready?Check them out!

  1. Love. Meaning: to like something or someone very much.
    • Example:
      • “My brother really loves his job as a music director.”
  2. Adore. Meaning: to love someone very much, especially in an admiring or respectful way, or to like something very much.
    • Example:
      • “Kyle adores his niece.”
  3. Think the world of somebody. Meaning: to have a good opinion of someone or something.
    • Example:
      • “Luke thinks the world of  his students.”
  4. Be fond of. Meaning: to talk about someone or something that someone likes.
    • Example:
      • “She’s very fond of heavy metal.”
  5. Grow on. Meaning: start to like someone or something.
    • Example:
      • “I wasn’t sure about this album when I bought it but it’s really grown on me.”
  6. Take to somebody or something. Meaning: to start to like someone or something.
    • Example:
      • “For some reason, I just didn’t take to Chris.”
  7. Take a shine to somebody. Meaning: to like someone immediately.
    • Example:
      • “Maria thinks Albert’s taken a bit of a shine to her.”
  8. Have a weakness for. Meaning: to like something that it’s not good for them.
    • Example:
      • “Meta’s on diet, but she has a weakness for ice cream.”

That’s a wrap, fellas! Hope those some other ways of saying like will be useful for you. You might want to use them for real :)


Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 30, 2013

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