L l


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lahyk]
    • /laɪk/
    • /laɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lahyk]
    • /laɪk/

Definitions of liked word

  • verb with object liked to take pleasure in; find agreeable or congenial: We all liked the concert. 1
  • verb with object liked to regard with favor; have a kindly or friendly feeling for (a person, group, etc.); find attractive: His parents like me and I like them. 1
  • verb with object liked to wish or prefer: You can do exactly as you like while you are a guest here. 1
  • verb with object liked Digital Technology. (sometimes initial capital letter) to indicate one’s enjoyment of, agreement with, or interest in (website content, especially in social media): Share your posts so your friends can like them or leave a comment. Like us on Facebook to get a free sample. 1
  • verb without object liked to feel inclined; wish: We'll have lunch whenever you like. 1
  • verb without object liked Archaic. to suit the tastes or wishes; please. 1

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Origin of liked

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English liken, Old English līcian; cognate with Dutch lijken, Old Norse līka; see like1

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Parts of speech for Liked


liked popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

liked usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for liked

adj liked

  • loved — held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends.
  • honored — of, relating to, or noting honor.
  • respected — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • beloved — A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for.
  • prized — pry2 .

adjective liked

  • popular — regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.
  • admired — Simple past tense and past participle of admire.
  • honoured — to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.

Antonyms for liked

adjective liked

  • friendless — a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.
  • disfavored — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  • unaccepted — generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory.
  • unvalued — highly regarded or esteemed: a valued friend.
  • dripper — Agent noun of drip; one who drips.

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