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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 ?
Reflect: is not the dreamer, sleeping or waking, one who likens dissimilar things, who puts the copy in the place of the real object?
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.
interrupted Obed; "it is profanation, in the view of the arts, to liken the miserable handy-work of the dealers in wax to the pure models of antiquity
It is profanation in the eyes of the Lord," retorted the old man, "to liken the works of his creatur's, to the power of his own hand.
I sometimes liken it to a fire of dry twigs and branches compared with one of solid coal, very bright and hot; but if it should burn itself out and leave nothing but ashes behind, what shall I do?
Likens, president/CEO of the Western CUNA Management School, who is credited with making immeasurable contributions to advance the credit union movement, will retire at the end of 2015.
Clr David Sheard says that anyone who likens Kirklees roads to those in the third world has never been to a third world country.
Dan and Joyce Likens of Junction City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 19, with an open house from 2 p.
His 17-minute film, which likens Islam to Nazism and links it to terror attacks, has been described as "offensively anti-Islamic" by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Monk has said that she likens the piece to a crystal rotating in her hand, with each facet depicting another aspect of life's journey.
As he probes the practices of his example companies, he ties those into the seven roles, which his publicist likens to "the seven habits of a highly effective CFO.
In March a Senate committee approved Clinton's bill authorizing government-funded research on "the effects of viewing and using electronic media, including television, computers, video games, and the Internet, on children's cognitive, social, physical, and psychological development" Fittingly, since Clinton likens these diversions to a plague, the research would be overseen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).