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 ?
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.
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.
Reflect: is not the dreamer, sleeping or waking, one who likens dissimilar things, who puts the copy in the place of the real object?
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?
How dare Communications Secretary Martin Andanar compare President Duterte to the Lord Jesus Christ and liken himself to an apostle ('How I ran into Digong,' 10/6/16)?
Liken planus pigmentozus, liken planusun nadir gorulen klinik bir varyantidir.
Insiders liken it to Toyota's RAV4 and Ford's Edge, but state it will be a seven-passenger vehicle with a rear seat that folds flat into the rear floor.
I can liken it to a 1950 era construction totally lacking in modern day resources.
I laughed in his face when he tried to liken the U.
I liken the NAFB Annual Convention in Kansas City to traditions like The Masters golf tournament in April or Wimbledon in early July or the State Fairs of late summer.