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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 ?
I noted them walking the deck together one morning, and I likened them to the extreme ends of the human ladder of evolution--the one the culmination of all savagery, the other the finished product of the finest civilization.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger.
As he timed it with his watch, Bassett likened it to the trump of an archangel.
Tell me," interrupted the old man, "is it a certain truth that buildings are still standing in that land of Pharaoh, which may be likened, in their stature, to the hills of the 'arth?
Two hundred years ago an old Dutch voyager likened its shape to that of a shoemaker's last.
Even if I be likened to a rat, I do not care, provided that that particular rat be wanted by you, and be of use in the world, and be retained in its position, and receive its reward.
Much as I had made of the fact that this name had never once, between us, been sounded, the quick, smitten glare with which the child's face now received it fairly likened my breach of the silence to the smash of a pane of glass.
They called him King-Post on board of the Pequod; because, in form, he could be well likened to the short, square timber known by that name in Arctic whalers; and which by the means of many radiating side timbers inserted in it, served to brace the ship against the icy concussions of those battering seas.
The women and children of a man's retinue may be likened to a military unit for which he is responsible in various ways, as in matters of instruction, discipline, sustenance, and the exigencies of their continual roamings and their unending strife with other communities and with the red Martians.
Some ill-conditioned persons who sneer at the life-matrimonial, may perhaps suggest, in this place, that the good couple would be better likened to two principals in a sparring match, who, when fortune is low and backers scarce, will chivalrously set to, for the mere pleasure of the buffeting; and in one respect indeed this comparison would hold good; for, as the adventurous pair of the Fives' Court will afterwards send round a hat, and trust to the bounty of the lookers-on for the means of regaling themselves, so Mr Godfrey Nickleby and HIS partner, the honeymoon being over, looked out wistfully into the world, relying in no inconsiderable degree upon chance for the improvement of their means.
Indeed, the figure may be extended and he be likened to a bread-waggon if we admit the testimony of a youthful spectator, who was heard to remark "Jerry has got a bun.
He likened her to a pale gold flower upon a slender stem.