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warm to/towards (or North American warm up to/towards)

Definition of warm to/towards or North American warm up to/towards in English:

1Begin to like (someone): Ali immediately warmed to him
More example sentences
  • They break down in the desert, begin to warm to each other and then realise that they might not hate each other after all.
  • It took a couple of days, but they are beginning to warm to us being around.
  • He can be an important player for this club and the fans are now beginning to warm to him.
Synonyms
like, take to, get on (well) with, feel a fondness for, feel attracted to, feel well disposed towards, hit it off with, be on good terms with, feel sympathetic to
1.1Become more interested in or enthusiastic about (something): she was warming to her theme
More example sentences
  • Jowell warms to her theme: by simply treating voters as consumers, ‘we will miss the opportunity to build a better kind of society’.
  • She warms to her theme of the idiosyncrasies of the Loach method.
  • Though Nora is at first reluctant about going away for the holidays, she soon warms to the idea.
Synonyms
become enthusiastic about, become supportive of, become excited about/over, become animated over/about
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