liken


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lik·en

 (lī′kən)
tr.v. lik·ened, lik·en·ing, lik·ens
To see, mention, or show as similar; compare.

[Middle English liknen, from like, similar; see like2.]

liken

(ˈlaɪkən)
vb
(tr) to see or represent as the same or similar; compare
[C14: from like1 (adj)]

lik•en

(ˈlaɪ kən)

v.t.
to represent as similar or like; compare: to liken someone to a weasel.
[1275–1325]

liken


Past participle: likened
Gerund: likening

Imperative
liken
liken
Present
I liken
you liken
he/she/it likens
we liken
you liken
they liken
Preterite
I likened
you likened
he/she/it likened
we likened
you likened
they likened
Present Continuous
I am likening
you are likening
he/she/it is likening
we are likening
you are likening
they are likening
Present Perfect
I have likened
you have likened
he/she/it has likened
we have likened
you have likened
they have likened
Past Continuous
I was likening
you were likening
he/she/it was likening
we were likening
you were likening
they were likening
Past Perfect
I had likened
you had likened
he/she/it had likened
we had likened
you had likened
they had likened
Future
I will liken
you will liken
he/she/it will liken
we will liken
you will liken
they will liken
Future Perfect
I will have likened
you will have likened
he/she/it will have likened
we will have likened
you will have likened
they will have likened
Future Continuous
I will be likening
you will be likening
he/she/it will be likening
we will be likening
you will be likening
they will be likening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been likening
you have been likening
he/she/it has been likening
we have been likening
you have been likening
they have been likening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been likening
you will have been likening
he/she/it will have been likening
we will have been likening
you will have been likening
they will have been likening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been likening
you had been likening
he/she/it had been likening
we had been likening
you had been likening
they had been likening
Conditional
I would liken
you would liken
he/she/it would liken
we would liken
you would liken
they would liken
Past Conditional
I would have likened
you would have likened
he/she/it would have likened
we would have likened
you would have likened
they would have likened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.liken - consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"

liken

verb compare, match, relate, parallel, equate, juxtapose, mention in the same breath, set beside The pain is likened to being drilled through the head.

liken

verb
To represent as similar:
Translations
يُشَبِّه
přirovnat
sammenligne
líkja viî/saman
benzetmekkarşılaştırmak

liken

[ˈlaɪkən] VTcomparar (to con)

liken

[ˈlaɪkən] vt
to liken sth to sth → assimiler qch à qch

liken

vtvergleichen (to mit)

liken

[ˈlaɪkn] vt to liken sth toparagonare qc a

like1

(laik) adjective
the same or similar. They're as like as two peas.
preposition
the same as or similar to; in the same or a similar way as. He climbs like a cat; She is like her mother.
noun
someone or something which is the same or as good etc as another. You won't see his like / their like again.
conjunction
(especially American) in the same or a similar way as. No-one does it like he does.
ˈlikely adjective
1. probable. the likely result; It's likely that she'll succeed.
2. looking etc as if it might be good, useful, suitable etc. a likely spot for a picnic; She's the most likely person for the job.
ˈlikelihood noun
probability.
ˈliken verb
to think or speak of as being similar; to compare. He likened the earth to an apple.
ˈlikeness noun
1. (a) similarity or resemblance. The likeness between them is amazing.
2. a representation of a a person etc in a photographic or painted portrait etc. That photo of Mary is a good likeness.
ˈlikewise adverb
1. in the same or a similar manner. He ignored her, and she ignored him likewise.
2. also. Mrs. Brown came, likewise Mrs. Smith.
like-ˈminded adjective
having a similar opinion or purpose.
a likely story!
I don't believe it!.
as likely as not
probably. As likely as not, he won't remember to come.
be like someone
to be typical of someone. It isn't like him to be late.(=Geç kalmak onun adeti değildir.)
feel like
to be inclined, willing or anxious to (do or have something). I don't feel like going out; I expect he feels like a cup of tea.
he etc is likely to
it is probable that he etc will. He is likely to fail.
look like
1. to appear similar to. She looks very like her mother.
2. to show the effects, signs or possibility of. It looks like rain.
not likely!
certainly not!. `Would you put your head in a lion's mouth?' `Me? Not likely!'
References in classic literature ?
They ended parle, and both addrest for fight Unspeakable; for who, though with the tongue Of Angels, can relate, or to what things Liken on Earth conspicuous, that may lift Human imagination to such highth Of Godlike Power: for likest Gods they seemd, Stood they or mov'd, in stature, motion, arms Fit to decide the Empire of great Heav'n.
Four days later, he sat on the side of his cot and said to the patients mildly: "I'd 'a' liken to 'a' spoken to 'im - so I should.
As it does not know its own mind five minutes together, they liken it to a woman; and it is supposed to be very charming on that account.
Hilbery, looking at her with her odd sidelong glance, that was half malicious and half tender, would liken her to "your wicked old Uncle Judge Peter, who used to be heard delivering sentence of death in the bathroom.
He went on, stimulated by this comparison, to liken some to hippopotamuses, some to canary birds, some to swine, some to parrots, and some to loathsome reptiles curled round the half-decayed bodies of sheep.
I should keep well within the limit of that early excess now, and should not liken the creation of Shakespeare to the creation of any heavenly body bigger, say, than one of the nameless asteroids that revolve between Mars and Jupiter.
106-142) Thereupon Aphrodite the daughter of Zeus answered him: `Anchises, most glorious of all men born on earth, know that I am no goddess: why do you liken me to the deathless ones?
Now then, I said, I go to meet that which I liken to the greatest of the waves; yet shall the word be spoken, even though the wave break and drown me in laughter and dishonour; and do you mark my words.
And, upon the whole, our intimacy was rather a mutual predilection than a deep and solid friendship, such as has since arisen between myself and you, Halford, whom, in spite of your occasional crustiness, I can liken to nothing so well as an old coat, unimpeachable in texture, but easy and loose - that has conformed itself to the shape of the wearer, and which he may use as he pleases, without being bothered with the fear of spoiling it; - whereas Mr.
Or why should a woman liken herself to any historical woman, and think, because Sappho, or Sevigne, or De Stael, or the cloistered souls who have had genius and cultivation do not satisfy the imagination and the serene Themis, none can,--certainly not she?
Harkee, friend; I'm not much of a husband-man, but this I know to my cost; that to make a right good crop, even on the richest bottom, there must be hard labour; and your {snufflers} liken the 'arth to a field of corn, and the men, who live on it, to its yield.
Little Bethel might have been nearer, and might have been in a straighter road, though in that case the reverend gentleman who presided over its congregation would have lost his favourite allusion to the crooked ways by which it was approached, and which enabled him to liken it to Paradise itself, in contradistinction to the parish church and the broad thoroughfare leading thereunto.