Meaning of “like” - Learner’s Dictionary

like

verb [ T ] uk us /laɪk/

A1 to enjoy something or feel that someone or something is pleasant:

[ + to do sth ] I like to paint in my spare time.
He really likes her.
What do you like about him?
→ Opposite dislike verb
not like to do sth/not like doing sth

to not usually do something because you think it is wrong:

I don't like to criticize her too much.
would like sth

A1 to want something:

[ + to do sth ] I'd like to think about it.
I'd like some chips with that, please.
Would you like...?

A1 used to offer someone something:

Would you like a drink?
[ + to do sth ] Would you like to eat now?
if you like

used to say 'yes' when someone suggests a plan:

"Shall I come?" "If you like."

A2 used when you offer someone something:

If you like I could drive you there.
How do you like sb/sth?

used to ask someone for their opinion:

How do you like my new shoes?

(Definition of “like verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)