Part of speech: verb

To represent as similar; compare.

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Usage examples "liken":

  1. Because you have witnessed the success of a pretorian coup de main, you liken yourselves to the Lower Empire! - "Napoleon the Little", 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!'", 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", Edward Hungerford.