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Love vs. Like

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The main difference between Love and Like is that the Love is a strong, positive emotion based on affection and Like is a English word

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  • Love (noun)

    Strong affection.

  • Love (noun)

    A profound and caring affection towards someone.

    "A mother’s love is not easily shaken."

    "My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life."

  • Love (noun)

    Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.

  • Love (noun)

    A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.

    "I have never been in love as much as I have with you."

  • Love (noun)

    A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.

  • Love (noun)

    A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.

    "Hello love, how can I help you?"

  • Love (noun)

    A thing, activity{{,}} etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual activity.

  • Love (noun)

    An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.

  • Love (noun)

    Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.

  • Love (noun)

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  • Love (noun)

    A thin silk material.

  • Love (noun)

    A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba''.

  • Love (noun)

    Zero, no score.

    "So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova."

  • Love (verb)

    To have a strong affection for (someone or something).

    "I love my spouse."

    "I love you!"

  • Love (verb)

    To need, thrive on.

    "Mold loves moist, dark places."

  • Love (verb)

    To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.

    "I love walking barefoot on wet grass;"

    "I'd love to join the team;"

    "I love what you've done with your hair"

  • Love (verb)

    To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).

  • Love (verb)

    To derive delight from a fact or situation.

    "I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte."

  • Love (verb)

    To lust for.

  • Love (verb)

    To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)

    "I wish I could love her all night long."

  • Love (verb)

    To praise; commend.

  • Love (verb)

    To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.

  • Like (verb)

    To please.

  • Like (verb)

    To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.

    "I like hamburgers"

    "I like skiing in winter"

    "I like the Seattle Mariners this season"

  • Like (verb)

    To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.

  • Like (verb)

    To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.

    "I like to go to the dentist every six months"

    "She likes to keep herself physically fit"

    "we like to keep one around the office just in case"

  • Like (verb)

    To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).

  • Like (verb)

    To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly.

    "He liked to have been too late."

  • Like (verb)

    To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.

    "I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her."

  • Like (verb)

    To liken; to compare.

  • Like (verb)

    To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.

    "I liked my friend's last status on Facebook."

    "I can't stand Bloggs' tomato ketchup, but I liked it on Facebook so I could enter a competition."

  • Like (noun)

    Something that a person likes (prefers).

    "Tell me your likes and dislikes."

  • Like (noun)

    An individual vote showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet.

  • Like (noun)

    (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.

    "There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like."

    "It was something the likes of which I had never seen before."

  • Like (noun)

    The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.

    "to play the like"

  • Like (adjective)

    Similar.

    "My partner and I have like minds."

  • Like (adjective)

    Likely; probable.

  • Like (adverb)

    For example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples.

    "There are lots of birds, like ducks and gulls, in this park."

  • Like (adverb)

    Likely.

  • Like (adverb)

    In a like or similar manner.

    "Like the woman down the street so confidently sang, she wanted to be able to too."

  • Like (conjunction)

    As, the way.

  • Like (conjunction)

    As if; as though.

    "It looks like you've finished the project."

    "It seemed like you didn't care."

  • Like (preposition)

    Similar to, reminiscent of.

    "These hamburgers taste like leather."

  • Like (interjection)

    Used to place emphasis upon a statement.

    "divint ye knaa, like?"

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Love (noun)

    A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.

  • Love (noun)

    Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.

  • Love (noun)

    Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.

  • Love (noun)

    Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.

  • Love (noun)

    Due gratitude and reverence to God.

  • Love (noun)

    The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address; as, he held his love in his arms; his greatest love was reading.

  • Love (noun)

    Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.

  • Love (noun)

    A thin silk stuff.

  • Love (noun)

    A climbing species of Clematis (Clematis Vitalba).

  • Love (noun)

    Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.

  • Love (noun)

    Sexual intercourse; - a euphemism.

  • Love

    To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.

  • Love

    To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.

  • Love

    To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures.

  • Love (verb)

    To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

  • Like (adjective)

    Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; - often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.

  • Like (adjective)

    Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.

  • Like (adjective)

    Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.

  • Like (adjective)

    Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.

  • Like (noun)

    That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.

  • Like (noun)

    A liking; a preference; inclination; - usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.

  • Like (noun)

    The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like.

  • Like (adverb)

    In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.

  • Like (adverb)

    In a like or similar manner.

  • Like (adverb)

    Likely; probably.

  • Like

    To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.

  • Like

    To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.

  • Like

    To liken; to compare.

  • Like (verb)

    To be pleased; to choose.

  • Like (verb)

    To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).

  • Like (verb)

    To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.

Webster Dictionary
  • Love (noun)

    a strong positive emotion of regard and affection;

    "his love for his work"

    "children need a lot of love"

  • Love (noun)

    any object of warm affection or devotion;

    "the theater was her first love"

    "he has a passion for cock fighting"

  • Love (noun)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

  • Love (noun)

    a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction;

    "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"

    "she was his first love"

  • Love (noun)

    a score of zero in tennis or squash;

    "it was 40 love"

  • Love (noun)

    sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people;

    "his lovemaking disgusted her"

    "he hadn't had any love in months"

    "he has a very complicated love life"

  • Love (verb)

    have a great affection or liking for;

    "I love French food"

    "She loves her boss and works hard for him"

  • Love (verb)

    get pleasure from;

    "I love cooking"

  • Love (verb)

    be enamored or in love with;

    "She loves her husband deeply"

  • Love (verb)

    have sexual intercourse with;

    "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"

    "Adam knew Eve"

    "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

  • Like (verb)

    prefer or wish to do something;

    "Do you care to try this dish?"

    "Would you like to come along to the movies?"

  • Like (verb)

    find enjoyable or agreeable;

    "I like jogging"

    "She likes to read Russian novels"

  • Like (verb)

    be fond of;

    "I like my nephews"

  • Like (verb)

    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard;

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

  • Like (verb)

    want to have;

    "I'd like a beer now!"

  • Like (adjective)

    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"

  • Like (adjective)

    equal in amount or value;

    "like amounts"

    "equivalent amounts"

    "the same amount"

    "gave one six blows and the other a like number"

    "an equal number"

    "the same number"

  • Like (adjective)

    having the same or similar characteristics;

    "all politicians are alike"

    "they looked utterly alike"

    "friends are generaly alike in background and taste"

  • Like (adjective)

    conforming in every respect;

    "boxes with corresponding dimensions"

    "the like period of the preceding year"

Princeton's WordNet

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