likewise

adverb like·wise \ ˈlīk-ˌwīz \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of likewise

1 : in like manner : similarly
  • go and do likewise
2 : in addition
  • a painter who is likewise a sculptor
3 : similarly so with me
  • answered "likewise" to "Pleased to meet you"

Examples of likewise in a Sentence

  1. an acclaimed painter who is likewise a sculptor

  2. the owner of the restaurant is likewise the owner of the deli next door

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First Known Use of likewise

15th century


LIKEWISE Defined for English Language Learners

likewise

adverb

Definition of likewise for English Language Learners

  • : in the same way

  • : in addition

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


LIKEWISE Defined for Kids

likewise

adverb like·wise \ ˈlīk-ˌwīz \

Definition of likewise for Students

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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