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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  1. like

    Alike is a comprehensive word, signifying as applied to two or more objects that some or all qualities of one are the same as those of the other or others; by modifiers alike may be made to express more or less resemblance; as, these houses are somewhat (i. e., partially) alike; or, these houses are exactly (i. e., in all respects) alike. Cotton and wool are alike in this, that they can both be woven into cloth. Substances are homogeneous which are made up of elements of the same kind, or which are the same in structure. Two pieces of iron may be homogeneous in material, while not alike in size or shape. In geometry, two triangles are equal when they can be laid over one another, and fit, line for line and angle for angle; they are equivalent when they simply contain the same amount of space. An identical proposition is one that says the same thing precisely in subject and predicate. Similar refers to close resemblance, which yet leaves room for question or denial of complete likeness or identity. To say "this is the identical man," is to say not merely that he is similar to the one I have in mind, but that he is the very same person. Things are analogous when they are similar in idea, plan, use, or character, tho perhaps quite unlike in appearance; as, the gills of fishes are said to be analogous to the lungs in terrestrial animals.

    akin, alike, analogous, equal, equivalent, homogeneous, identical, kindred, resembling, same, similar, uniform

    different, dissimilar, distinct, heterogeneous, unlike

    The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. likenoun

    equal, correspondent, similar, resembling

    unequal, different, dissimilar

  2. likeverb

    love, approve, enjoy, relish, affect

    hate, dislike, loathe, mislike, detest, abhor, abominate

Princeton's WordNet1.3 / 3 votes

  1. like, the like, the likes ofnoun

    a similar kind

    "dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"

    the likes of, the like, ilk

    unlike, different, dissimilar, dislike

  2. like, ilkadjective

    a kind of person

    "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"

    the likes of, the like, ilk

    dissimilar, different, unlike, dislike

  3. like, similaradjective

    resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination

    "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality"

    same, standardised, corresponding, similar, alike(p), interchangeable, comparable, standardized, exchangeable

    unlike, different, dissimilar, dislike

  4. like, sameadjective

    equal in amount or value

    "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "the same number"

    same, similar, corresponding, same(p), comparable, alike(p)

    different, unlike, dissimilar, dislike

  5. alike(p), similar, likeadjective

    having the same or similar characteristics

    "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"

    unlike, dissimilar, different, dislike

  6. comparable, corresponding, likeverb

    conforming in every respect

    "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"

    corresponding, similar, same, comparable, alike(p)

    different, unlike, dissimilar, dislike

  7. wish, care, likeverb

    prefer or wish to do something

    "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

    bid, wish well, wish, care, give care, handle, manage, worry, deal

    unlike, different, dissimilar, dislike

  8. likeverb

    find enjoyable or agreeable

    "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"

    care, wish

    unlike, dissimilar, different, dislike

  9. likeverb

    be fond of

    "I like my nephews"

    care, wish

    different, unlike, dissimilar, dislike

  10. likeverb

    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard

    "How did you like the President's speech last night?"

    care, wish

    different, unlike, dissimilar, dislike

  11. likeverb

    want to have

    "I'd like a beer now!"

    care, wish

    different, unlike, dissimilar, dislike

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Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. likeadjective

    similar, resembling, analogous, allied, parallel, cognate, of a piece

  2. likeadjective

    equal, same

  3. likeadjective

    likely, probable

  4. likenoun


  5. likenoun

    preference, partiality, liking

  6. likeadjective

    in the manner of, in the same manner as

  7. likeadjective

    likely, probably

  8. likeverb

    approve, be pleased with, take pleasure in

  9. likeverb

    relish, enjoy, be fond of

  10. likeverb

    esteem, fancy, have a regard for, take a liking to, take to, take a fancy to; find to one's mind, taste, or fancy

  11. likeverb

    choose, prefer, elect, list, think fit, be pleased

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. likeadjective

    similar, alike, cognate, analogous, homogeneous


  2. likenoun

    counterpart, copy, equal, liking, preference

  3. likeverb

    fancy, approve of, prefer, choose, wish

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "like":

    love, loves, likes, similar, iike, wish, genus, kind, enjoy, loved, such

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How to use like in a sentence?

  1. William W. Purkey:

    Dance like nobody's watching Love like you've never been hurt Sing like nobody's listening Live like it's heaven on earth

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel Polonius By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale Polonius Very like a whale.

  3. Melissa Joan Hart:

    You can’t cower away from certain things, i feel like a lot of people don’t like the controversy. They don’t like to discuss [religion]. They don’t like to debate; I love that stuff. If it wasn't for the fact that my family was under a close scrutiny I would probably want to run for [political office] someday or something. I am always the one at dinner parties where people are like ‘don't talk about religion or politics’ and I’m like ‘can we please talk about religion or politics?’ I love debating and I love hearing other perspectives on everything.

  4. ― William W. Purkey:

    You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”

  5. The Dhammapada:

    There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.

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