"liking" in the noun sense
a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
"I've always had a liking for reading"
"she developed a liking for gin"
"liking" in the verb sense
1. wish, care, like
prefer or wish to do something
"Do you care to try this dish?"
"Would you like to come along to the movies?"
find enjoyable or agreeable
"I like jogging"
"She likes to read Russian novels"
be fond of
"I like my nephews"
feel about or towards consider, evaluate, or regard
"How did you like the President's speech last night?"
want to have
"I'd like a beer now!"
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