What does the word liken mean?

Usage examples for liken

  1. Because you have witnessed the success of a pretorian coup de main, you liken yourselves to the Lower Empire! – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  2. There was decided melancholy in his large, half- veiled eyes, which caused Hedwig to liken him to Lord Byron. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. He wore a heavy beard, and an old employee of the store was wont to liken his appearance to that of the poet, Longfellow. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford