if you like

if you like

1. Literally, if something is agreeable or pleasing to someone. If you like, we could go for a drive to the sea and take a walk on the beach. A: "We could have sushi for dinner." B: "Sure, if you like."
2. Used to introduce or suggest a new or possible way of thinking about something. Primarily heard in UK. These advances in 3D make the movie feel like a whole new experience—a new kind of filmmaking, if you like.
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if you ˈlike

(spoken)
1 used to politely agree to something or to suggest something: ‘Shall we stop now?’ ‘If you like.’If you like, we could go out this evening.
2 used when you express something in a new way or when you are not confident about something: It was, if you like, the dawn of a new era.
See also: if, like
References in classic literature ?
Yes, The Star Spangled Banner if you like, or anything else.
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