liken

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verb lik·en \ˈlī-kən\

Definition of liken

likened

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likening

play \ˈlī-kə-niŋ, ˈlīk-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  compare

Examples of liken in a Sentence

  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of liken

14th century



LIKEN Defined for Kids

liken

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verb lik·en \ˈlī-kən\

Definition of liken for Students

likened

;

likening

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



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