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[lahyk-wahyz] /ˈlaɪkˌwaɪz/
moreover; in addition; also; too:
She is likewise a fine lawyer.
in like manner; in the same way; similarly:
I'm tempted to do likewise.
Origin of likewise
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; earlier in like wise in a like way. See like1, wise2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His aim is to discourage readers from doing likewise.
  • Hydrochloric acid likewise helps to dissolve the stomach contents while killing potentially harmful bacteria.
  • likewise the focus on microbial life, while interesting, is a complete misdirection.
  • Climbing roses are almost as popular as their shrubby counterparts, and they likewise need regular water and fertilizer to thrive.
  • There is likewise no standard trip-cancellation insurance policy.
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  • Now micro-insurance and other kinds of financial risk management will likewise yield important tools.
  • Hot peppers likewise offer a range of sizes, colors, and pungencies.
  • He will also have abundant reason to know that he enjoys a public esteem likewise greatly improved.
  • Owners of popular nightclubs are likewise under scrutiny.
British Dictionary definitions for likewise


in addition; moreover; also
in like manner; similarly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for likewise

mid-15c., from the phrase in like wise "in the same manner" (mid-15c.), from like (adj.) + wise (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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