• synonyms

take kindly to

Be receptive to, attracted by, or pleased with, as in He'll take kindly to the criticism if it's constructive, or Henry won't take kindly to your stepping on his newly planted grass. This idiom uses kindly in the sense of “in a pleasant or agreeable manner.” [c. 1800]




authorize, enable, license, grant, boost, empower, endorse, tolerate, accept, have, sanction, warrant, oblige, recognize, support, favor, pass, release, approve, charter

Nearby words

take it or leave it, take it out of one, take it out on, take it upon oneself, take its toll, take kindly to, take leave of, take liberties, take lying down, take no for an answer, not, take note
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