LIKEN

compare, liken, equate

(verb) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; “We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans”; “You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

liken (third-person singular simple present likens, present participle likening, simple past and past participle likened)

(transitive, followed by to or unto) To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).

Anagrams

• Elkin, Klein, Kline, inkle, k-line, kline, lekin

Source: Wiktionary


Lik"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Likened; p. pr. & vb. n. Likening.] Etym: [OE. liknen. See Like, a.]

1. To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage. Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock. Matt. vii. 24.

2. To make or cause to be like. [R.] Brougham.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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