When something goes into your mouth, you taste it. Tasting is not the same thing as eating. When you taste anything, you decide whether it’s good or not. The tongue is full of tiny nerves that send information about the food to the brain. The nose and other parts of the mouth are also involved when tasting something.
(Note: The word "taste" is a stative verb. Don’t use it in the continuous form when talking about flavor:
The word "taste" is also used as a noun:
You can also use "taste" as a noun when describing a person’s ability to make good choices:
He doesn’t like the way this tastes.
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This page was first published on September 3, 2012. It was updated on August 26, 2015.