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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
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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.).

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