Pronunciation Verb

liken (likens, present participle likening; past and past participle likened)

  1. (transitive, followed by to or unto) To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, chapter I, in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗, book IV:
    The physics teacher likened the effect of mass on space to an indentation in a sheet of rubber.

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