like·​wise | \ˈlīk-ˌwīz \

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"

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Synonyms & Antonyms for likewise


alike, also, correspondingly, similarly, so


differently, dissimilarly, otherwise

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Examples of likewise in a Sentence

an acclaimed painter who is likewise a sculptor 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of likewise

: in the same way

: in addition

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


like·​wise | \ˈlīk-ˌwīz \

Kids Definition of likewise

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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obstinately defiant of authority

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