Like Like, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liked} (l[imac]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liking}.] [OE. liken to please, AS. l[=i]cian, gel[=i]cian, fr. gel[=i]c. See {Like}, a.] 1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Cornwall him liked best, therefore he chose there. --R. of Gloucester. [1913 Webster]

I willingly confess that it likes me much better when I find virtue in a fair lodging than when I am bound to seek it in an ill-favored creature. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy. [1913 Webster]

He proceeded from looking to liking, and from liking to loving. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Like me to the peasant boys of France. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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