I'd like to think (that)

I’d like to think (that) phrase
used for saying that you hope something is true although it may not be

I’d like to think he intends to pay the debt.

Thesaurus: expressions of hopesynonym
Main entry: like

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • I like to think — I/I d like to think idiom used to say that you hope or believe that sth is true • I like to think I m broad minded. • I d like to think that you were helping me because you wanted to, not because you felt you had to. Main entry: ↑likeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • I'd like to think — I/I d like to think idiom used to say that you hope or believe that sth is true • I like to think I m broad minded. • I d like to think that you were helping me because you wanted to, not because you felt you had to. Main entry: ↑likeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • like — like1 W1S1 [laık] prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(similar)¦ 2 what is somebody/something like? 3¦(example)¦ 4¦(typical)¦ 5 like this/that/so 6 just like that 7 something like 8 nothing like 9 there s nothing like 10 more like …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • like — 1 /laIk/ preposition 1 similar in some way to something else: My mother has a car like yours. | He crawled out of the hut on his belly, like a snake. | very like: He s very like his brother. | look/sound/feel/taste/seem like: The building looked… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • like — like1 [ laık ] function word *** Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was about to cry. as an adverb: I said, like …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • like — I UK [laɪk] / US adjective, adverb, conjunction, preposition *** Summary: Like can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He looks like his father. as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): She looked like she was… …   English dictionary

  • Like a Virgin (Veronica Mars) — Infobox Television episode Caption = Meg and Veronica in the locker room. Title = Like a Virgin Series = Veronica Mars Season = 1 Episode = 8 Airdate = November 23, 2004 Production = 2T5707 Writer = Aury Wallington Director = Guy Norman Bee… …   Wikipedia

  • think — 1 Think, conceive, imagine, fancy, realize, envisage, envision are comparable when they mean to form an idea or notion of something in the mind. Think, the most general and least explicit word of this group, may imply nothing more than the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Like a Virgin — Studio album by Madonna Released November 12, 1984 …   Wikipedia

  • that — is a word with many roles, and plays a major part in English sentence structure. The following are its main grammatical functions: demonstrative pronoun: That was what I meant demonstrative adjective: Why did you take that picture of me?… …   Modern English usage


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