verb lik·en \ˈlī-kən\
lik·enedlik·en·ing \ˈlī-kə-niŋ, ˈlīk-niŋ\

Definition of LIKEN

transitive verb
:  compare

Examples of LIKEN

  1. <he generally likened a root canal to some horrible form of torture>
  2. <I think that we can liken the two pianists, at least in terms of natural talent.>

First Known Use of LIKEN

14th century

Rhymes with LIKEN

LIKENED Defined for Kids


verb lik·en \ˈlī-kən\

Definition of LIKEN for Kids

:  to describe as similar to :  compare <They liken their car to a taxi.>


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