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liken

[lahy-kuh n] /ˈlaɪ kən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to represent as similar or like; compare:
to liken someone to a weasel.
Origin of liken
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English liknen. See like1, -en1
Related forms
unlikened, adjective
Can be confused
lichen, liken.
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liken

/ˈlaɪkən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to see or represent as the same or similar; compare
Word Origin
C14: from like1 (adj)
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liken

v.

late 13c., "to represent as like," from like (adj.) + -en (1). Related: Likened; likening.

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