transitive verb (likened; likening) Date: 14th century compare

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  • liken — (v.) late 13c., to represent as like, from LIKE (Cf. like) (adj.) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Likened; likening …   Etymology dictionary

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  • liken — [v] compare allegorize, approach, approximate to, assimilate, balance, bear comparison, be in the same class as*, be on a par with*, come up to, correlate, distinguish between, draw parallel, equal, equate, identify with, link, make like, match,… …   New thesaurus

  • liken — [līk′ən] vt. to represent or describe as being like, or similar; compare …   English World dictionary

  • liken — UK [ˈlaɪkən] / US verb Word forms liken : present tense I/you/we/they liken he/she/it likens present participle likening past tense likened past participle likened Phrasal verbs: liken to …   English dictionary

  • liken — v. (d; tr.) ( to compare ) to liken to (her estate could be likened to a fortress) * * * [ laɪkən] (d; tr.) ( to compare ) to liken to (her estate could be likened to a fortress) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • liken — lik|en [ˈlaıkən] v liken to / [liken sb/sth to sb/sth] phr v formal to say that someone or something is similar to another person or thing = ↑compare ▪ Critics have likened the new theater to a supermarket …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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