takes a liking

Ford takes a liking to Northup and gives him a violin.

The mother takes a liking to Yuki and asks her to stay.

He takes a liking to her and decides to make her his bride.

took a liking

"Manuel Montrond" in Portuguese, took a liking to the strong, sweet red wine he made.

While docked in Hankou, Judy took a liking to another Pointer on board a French gunboat "Francis Garnier".

Thompson took a liking to the young man, and welcomed him into her coven, where he proceeded to adopt the craft name of "Hermes".