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likewise

adverb like·wise \ˈlīk-ˌwīz\

: in the same way

: in addition

—used in informal speech to say that you share the feelings that someone else has just expressed

Full Definition of LIKEWISE

1
:  in like manner :  similarly <go and do likewise>
2
:  in addition
3
:  similarly so with me <answered “likewise” to “Pleased to meet you”>
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Examples of LIKEWISE

  1. an acclaimed painter who is likewise a sculptor
  2. <the owner of the restaurant is likewise the owner of the deli next door>

First Known Use of LIKEWISE

15th century
LIKEWISE Defined for Kids

likewise

adverb like·wise \ˈlīk-ˌwīz\

Definition of LIKEWISE for Kids

1
:  in similar manner <Your sister is helping and you should do likewise.>
2
:  also <The new rules will affect you likewise.>

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