Would Like To Meaning

Would like to and want have the same meaning, but would like is more polite than want.

We use would like for polite requests and offers.

I would like a cup of tea.
I would like some more coffee.
Would you like to go out on Sunday?
Where would you like to go?

See Like vs Would Like Exercise

Also See:

Would Rather vs Would Prefer

Would like + noun

Would you like some rice?
I would like a can of Pepsi, please.
Would you like more water?

Would like + to infinitive

I would like to have breakfast first.
Would you like to come with us?
I would like to spend some time with my children.

We often use the contracted form ('d).

I'd like to see that movie.
Would you like one of these?
Yes, thanks. I'd like one.


Don't confuse the contracted versions of had and would. They are written the same way.

I'd better go. (I had better go.)
I'd like to go now. (I would like to go now.)


Sometimes would love to is used instead. It is stronger than would like to and it represents passion.

I am so tired of working. I would love to go on a vacation.
I would love to be with you.
Would you like to win the next lottery? I'd love that.
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