Like – Synonyms

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The word “like” can be categorized as an adjective, adverb, noun, and verb. In general, the word indicates a comparison or similarity between something or somaeone and another person or object. As a verb, it also signifies that somaeone enjoys something. Another word for “like” is “to enjoy,” “similar,” or “about.” However, more synonyms will be outlined in the following article.

“Like” – General synonyms

The word “like” can be used in a variety of ways and has lots of different meanings. In the following subheadings, these will be presented in a detailed list.

“Like” in the sense of to enjoy

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of to enjoy will be listed below.

  • Adore
  • Appreciate
  • Care (for)
  • Choose
  • Crave
  • Delight (in)
  • Desire
  • Enjoy
  • Fancy
  • favour
  • Feel like
  • Go for
  • Go in for
  • Lean (toward/s)
  • Love
  • Pick
  • Prefer
  • Rejoice (in)
  • Relish
  • Revel (in)
  • Savor
  • Take to
  • Want
  • Welcome
  • Wish (for)

“Like” in the sense of similar

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of similar will be listed below.

  • Akin
  • Alike
  • Allied
  • analogueous
  • Comparable
  • Correspondent
  • Corresponding
  • Duplicate
  • Equivalent
  • Homogenous
  • Identical
  • Indistinguishable
  • Interchangeable
  • Kin
  • Matching
  • Parallel
  • Qual
  • Relatable
  • Related
  • Resemblant
  • Resembling
  • Same
  • Similar
  • Such
  • Suchlike
  • Synonymous

“Like” in the sense of pretty

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of pretty will be listed below.

  • A bit
  • A little
  • A mite
  • After a sort
  • Enough
  • Fairly
  • Kindly
  • Moderately
  • Of a sort
  • Of sorts
  • Pretty
  • Quite
  • Rather
  • Relatively
  • Something
  • Somewhat
  • Sort of
  • To a degree

“Like” in the sense of about

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of about will be listed below.

  • About
  • After a fashion
  • Approximately
  • Around
  • Generally
  • More or less
  • Much
  • Near
  • Nearly
  • Plus or minus
  • Practically
  • Roughly
  • Say
  • Some
  • Somewhere about
  • Somewhere around

“Like” in the sense of equivalent

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of equivalent will be listed below.

  • Breed
  • Colleague
  • Competitor
  • Coordinate
  • Counterpart
  • Description
  • Equal
  • Equivalent
  • Fellow
  • Genre
  • Ilk
  • Kidney
  • Kind
  • Manner
  • Match
  • Nature
  • Order
  • Parallel
  • Partner
  • Peer
  • Rival
  • Sort
  • Species
  • Stripe
  • Type
  • Variety

“Like” in the sense of liking

Synonyms of the word like in the sense of liking will be listed below.

  • Appetite
  • Bias
  • Craving
  • Desire
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fancy
  • favour
  • Fondness
  • Interest
  • Liking
  • Longing
  • Love
  • Love affair
  • Partiality
  • Passion
  • Preference
  • Relish
  • Shin
  • Taste
  • Tendency
  • Thirst
  • Use
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“Like” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In academic writing, “like” can be used as a conjunction to introduce a comparison between two concepts. However, it is recommended to use more formal or precise language and to avoid using “like” as an overly general or imprecise comparison.

Synonyms for “like” that can be used for an academic piece of writing include “comparable,” “to resemble,” and “similar.” Find examples in the table below.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “like” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Like” Synonyms Examples
Comparable The data from the study are like data from similar studies.
The data from the study are comparable with data from similar studies.
Similar The study found that the results were like those reported in prior research.
The study found that the results were similar to those reported in prior research.
To resemble These findings are like those reported in previous studies.
These findings resemble those reported in previous studies.

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