English Vocabulary Builder – Top 20 ways talking about likes

by Feb 26, 2019English and Study Tips, English Vocabulary

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First of all, let me share with you an interesting video from this well-known youtube learn English vocabulary and grammar youtube channel “Pebbles Language & Competitive Exams”.  In this video, you will learn how to express likes and dislikes in a variety of ways. It is helpful in helping you to improve and expand your vocabulary.

Talking about likes and dislikes || Expressing likes and dislikes in English

Thank you, “youtube\Pebbles Language & Competitive Exams”

Top 20 ways talking about likes in English vocabulary and phrases.

We all like it and dislike it. You can talk about how much you like something with a whole range of English words and phrases to improve your English vocabulary.

Here are the top 20 ways you can use to talk about what you like in something. If you love something, the most common verb used to express something you can use are:


Vocabulary Tip: “Like” is a verb and use to enjoy doing something, or to feel that someone or something is nice or attractive.

For example:

  • The people did not like this.
  • He does not like to do anything else.
  • I can’t imagine what he was thinking to hide a thing like that from you.
  • Far up in the air was an object that looked like a balloon.
  • The Internet does not, like the car, have a single essence.

Vocabulary Tip: “Enjoy” is a verb and use to to get pleasure from something.

For example:

  • She relaxed and began to enjoy the evening.
  • I’m not opposed to technology, I simply enjoy the work.
  • We pop some popcorn and drink some eggnog – just enjoy each other.
  • Did you enjoy the philosophy class?
  • Then again, maybe she would enjoy a more lavish lifestyle.
Go for it

Vocabulary Tip: “Go for it” is the phrasal verb and use to enjoy a particular thing or activity.

For example:

  • If you want it, then stop worrying about it and go for it.
  • It means saying what you want and going for it.
Delight in

Vocabulary Tip: “Delight in” is the phrasal verb and use to get a lot of pleasure or enjoyment from something.

For example:

  • He was a delight to behold.
  • Destiny squealed with delight and did it again.
  • I never lost a lot of my delight in this great park.

Vocabulary Tip: “Savour” is a verb and use to enjoy an experience, activity, or feeling as much as you can and for as long as you can.

For example:

  • Savor it and stash it in your memory for safekeeping.
  • “Sweet,” he whispered, closing his eyes to savor her.
  • Try to really slow down and savor your dinner to enjoy it better.

Vocabulary Tip: “Revel” in is the phrasal verb and mainly literary to enjoy something very much.

For example:

  • After the game, the football players went to a bar to revel in their victory.
  • Gossip sites are successful because some individuals tend to revel in the sufferings of others.
  • During the wedding reception, the happy couple appeared to revel in their new marital status.

Vocabulary Tip: “Love” is a verb and mainly spoken to like or enjoy something very much.

For example:

  • It is music you will love to hate.
  • The love song has been the most enduring and endearing pop music art form.
  • Was it love at first sight?

Vocabulary Tip: “Adore” is a verb and use to love and respect (someone) deeply.

For example:

  • They adore Tom.
    They adore you.
    Tom adores you.
Have your fun

Vocabulary Tip: “Have your fun” phrase and use to do something that you enjoy or think is funny, especially something that annoys someone else.

For example:

  • Have your fun now.
  • Have fun for your trip.
  • Have fun your life.
Take/Find pleasure in

Vocabulary Tip: “Take/Find pleasure in” (doing) something phrase and use to enjoy doing something very much.

For example:

  • We bought an old barn and took great pleasure in rebuilding it.
  • He took great pleasure in pointing out my mistakes.

Vocabulary Tip: “Indulge” is a verb and use to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy.

For example:

  • Unlike many other politicians, he refuses to indulge in cheap jibes at other people’s expense.
  • They indulge their child too much; it’s bad for his character.
  • She has never been one to indulge in gossip.

Vocabulary Tip: “Live” is a verb and use to have an interesting and exciting life.

For example:

  • They who live in a worryInvite death in a hurry.
  • Eat to live, but not live to eat.
  • Live not to eat, but eat to live

Vocabulary Tip: “Luxuriate” is a verb and use to enjoy being in a very pleasant, comfortable, or relaxing situation or place.

For example:

  • Lie back and luxuriate in the scented oil.
  • To stay and luxuriate in ordinary emotions and sensations means that the contemplative is trapped in our normal limitations.
  • A lot of people like to luxuriate in the idea that this is a very liberal city.

Vocabulary Tip: “Relish” is a verb and use to get great pleasure or satisfaction from something.

For example:

  • After a long day at work, there is nothing I relish more than a long hot bath.
  • My son will relish the opportunity to make some extra money over the summer.
  • While Ellen does not relish the idea of having a dog in the family, she will do anything to make her daughter happy.

Vocabulary Tip: “Gorge” is a verb and use to have as much of an enjoyable experience as you want.

For example:

  • Now that my diet is over, I am so tempted to gorge at the nearest pizza buffet.
  • Because Anne is an excellent cook, it is easy to gorge on her food.
  • I ate a light lunch because I know I am going to gorge at the cookout tonight.
Let your hair down

Vocabulary Tip: “Let your hair down” phrase and use to relax and enjoy yourself because you are in a comfortable environment.

For example:

  • Oh let your hair down for once!
  • Let your hair down and enjoy yourself at the party.
  • You can really let your hair down and do what you want at the club.
Live it up

Vocabulary Tip: “Live it up” phrase and use to do enjoyable and exciting things that involve spending a lot of money.

For example:

  • Accountant used cash to live it up.
  • After receiving a large inheritance, Alice began to live it up.
  • You got to live it up while you were in college.
Make a day of it

Vocabulary Tip: “Make a day of it” phrase and use to spend the whole day, instead of just part of it, doing something enjoyable.

For example:

  • They make a day of it, tailgating before the game and, weather permitting, after it, too.
  • Why don’t you make a day of it and have lunch with us?
  • Make a day of it – let even the youngest child make a card.
Soak up

Vocabulary Tip: “Soak up” phrasal verb and use to informal to spend time experiencing, listening to, or feeling something enjoyable.

For example:

  • A computer can soak up all you key into it.
  • Children soak up language incredibly quickly.
  • Go to a sidewalk cafe, order coffee, and soak up the atmosphere.

Vocabulary Tip: “Party” is a verb and use to informal to have fun eating and drinking, dancing etc with other people.

For example:

  • It’s time to party.
  • Let’s have a party.
  • Tom likes to party.

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