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 for like
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Like \Like\ (l[imac]k), a. [Compar. Liker (l[imac]k"[~e]r);
     superl. Likest.] [OE. lik, ilik, gelic, AS. gel[imac]c, fr.
     pref. ge- + l[imac]c body, and orig. meaning, having the same
     body, shape, or appearance, and hence, like; akin to OS.
     gil[imac]k, D. gelijk, G. gleich, OHG. gil[imac]h, Icel.
     l[imac]kr, gl[imac]kr, Dan. lig, Sw. lik, Goth. galeiks, OS.
     lik body, D. lijk, G. leiche, Icel. l[imac]k, Sw. lik, Goth.
     leik. The English adverbial ending-ly is from the same
     adjective. Cf. Each, Such, Which.]
     1. 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.
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              'T is as like you
              As cherry is to cherry.               --Shak.
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              Like master, like man.                --Old Prov.
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              He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the
              hoar-frost like ashes.                --Ps. cxlvii.
                                                    16.
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     Note: To, which formerly often followed like, is now usually
           omitted.
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     2. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
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              More clergymen were impoverished by the late war
              than ever in the like space before.   --Sprat.
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     3. Having probability; affording probability; probable;
        likely.
  
     Usage: [Likely is more used now.] --Shak.
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                  But it is like the jolly world about us will
                  scoff at the paradox of these practices.
                                                    --South.
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                  Many were not easy to be governed, nor like to
                  conform themselves to strict rules. --Clarendon.
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     4. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a
        walk.
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     Had like (followed by the infinitive), had nearly; came
        little short of.
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              Had like to have been my utter overthrow. --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh
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              Ramona had like to have said the literal truth, . .
              . but recollected herself in time.    --Mrs. H. H.
                                                    Jackson.
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     Like figures (Geom.), similar figures.
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     Note: Like is used as a suffix, converting nouns into
           adjectives expressing resemblance to the noun; as,
           manlike, like a man; childlike, like a child; godlike,
           like a god, etc. Such compounds are readily formed
           whenever convenient, and several, as crescentlike,
           serpentlike, hairlike, etc., are used in this book,
           although, in some cases, not entered in the vocabulary.
           Such combinations as bell-like, ball-like, etc., are
           hyphened.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Like \Like\, n.
     1. That which is equal or similar to another; the
        counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
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              He was a man, take him for all in all,
              I shall not look upon his like again. --Shak.
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     2. A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.;
        as, we all have likes and dislikes.
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     3. (Golf) The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes
        played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the
        like.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Like \Like\, adv. [AS. gel[imac]ce. See Like, a.]
     1. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do
        not act like him.
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              He maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. --Job
                                                    xii. 25.
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     Note: Like, as here used, is regarded by some grammarians as
           a preposition.
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     2. In a like or similar manner. --Shak.
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              Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord
              pitieth them that fear him.           --Ps. ciii.
                                                    13.
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     3. Likely; probably. "Like enough it will." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Like \Like\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liked (l[imac]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Liking.] [OE. liken to please, AS. l[imac]cian,
     gel[imac]cian, fr. gel[imac]c. See Like, a.]
     1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.]
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              Cornwall him liked best, therefore he chose there.
                                                    --R. of
                                                    Gloucester.
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              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.
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     2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to
        take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
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              He proceeded from looking to liking, and from liking
              to loving.                            --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]
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              Like me to the peasant boys of France. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Like \Like\ (l[imac]k), v. i.
     1. To be pleased; to choose.
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              He may either go or stay, as he best likes. --Locke.
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     2. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to
        be (in a specified condition). [Obs.]
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              You like well, and bear your years very well.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape
        narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had
        like, under Like, a. [Colloq.]
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              He probably got his death, as he liked to have done
              two years ago, by viewing the troops for the
              expedition from the wall of Kensington Garden.
                                                    --Walpole.
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     To like of, to be pleased with. [Obs.] --Massinger.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  like
      adj 1: 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" [syn: like, similar] [ant:
             different, dissimilar, unlike]
      2: 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" [syn: like, same]
         [ant: unlike]
      3: having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians
         are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are
         generally alike in background and taste" [syn: alike(p),
         similar, like] [ant: dissimilar, unalike]
      4: conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding
         dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year" [syn:
         comparable, corresponding, like]
      n 1: a similar kind; "dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want
           the likes of you around here" [syn: like, the like,
           the likes of]
      2: a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't
         tolerate people of his ilk" [syn: like, ilk]
      v 1: prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this
           dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" [syn:
           wish, care, like]
      2: find enjoyable or agreeable; "I like jogging"; "She likes to
         read Russian novels" [ant: dislike]
      3: be fond of; "I like my nephews"
      4: feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How
         did you like the President's speech last night?"
      5: want to have; "I'd like a beer now!"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  290 Moby Thesaurus words for "like":
     Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, admire,
     adoration, adore, adulate, affection, after this fashion, agape,
     agnate, aim at, akin, alike, all one, all the same, allied, ally,
     along these lines, alter ego, analogon, analogous, analogue, aped,
     appreciate, approve, approve of, approximate, approximating,
     approximative, ardency, ardor, as, as if, as though, ask,
     associate, at par, at what price, attachment, au pair, bask in,
     be desirous of, be fond of, be partial to, be pleased with,
     bodily love, brother, brotherly love, burn with love, by what mode,
     by what name, care for, caritas, charity, choose, close,
     close copy, close match, close to, coequal, coextensive, cognate,
     commensurate, companion, comparable, compeer, complement,
     comprehend, congenator, congener, conjugal love, consimilar,
     consonant, consubstantial, coordinate, copied, correlate,
     correlative, correspondent, corresponding, correspondingly,
     counterfeit, counterpart, delight in, derive pleasure from,
     desiderate, desire, devotion, devour, dig, disposed to, ditto,
     dote on, dote upon, drawn, duplicate, eat up, either, elect,
     endorse, enjoy, equal, equal to, equalized, equipollent,
     equivalent, ersatz, esteem, even, even stephen, exactly alike,
     faithful love, fake, fancy, favor, favoring, feast on, fellow,
     fervor, fifty-fifty, flame, following, fondness, for example,
     for instance, freak out on, free love, free-lovism, get high on,
     gloat over, go, go for, groove on, half-and-half, have designs on,
     have eyes for, have it bad, heart, hero worship, homogeneous,
     homologous, homoousian, how, identic, identical, identically,
     idolatry, idolism, idolization, image, imitated, imitation,
     in kind, in like manner, in other words, in such wise, in that way,
     in this way, in what way, indistinguishable, indulge in,
     just alike, kindred spirit, knotted, lasciviousness, level, libido,
     like that, like this, likeness, likes, likewise, liking, love,
     lovemaking, lust, lust after, luxuriate in, married love, match,
     mate, mimicked, mind, mock, namely, near, near duplicate,
     nearly reproduced, nip and tuck, not unlike, obverse, of that ilk,
     on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground, one,
     opposite number, par, parallel, partiality, passion, peer, pendant,
     phony, physical love, picture, please, popular regard, popularity,
     predilection, prefer, preference, proportionate, proximate, quits,
     reciprocal, regard, rejoice in, relatable, related, relish,
     resembling, respect, revel in, riot in, rival, same, savor,
     second self, select, selfsame, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine,
     similar, similarly, similitude, simulacrum, simulated, sister,
     smack the lips, smacking of, so, something like, soul mate,
     spiritual love, square, stalemated, such, suchlike, suggestive of,
     swim in, synthetic, take pleasure in, take to, tally, taste,
     tender feeling, tender passion, the like of, the likes of, thus,
     thus and so, tied, to wit, truelove, twin, understand,
     undifferenced, undifferent, undifferentiated, uniform,
     uniform with, uxoriousness, wallow in, want, weakness, wish,
     wish to goodness, wish very much, without difference,
     without distinction, worship, would fain do, yearning
  
  

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