verb (used with object)
Origin of liken
Examples from the Web for likened
McCaslin likened the energy at ARNN to that of a startup, with the handsome salaries to match.
Sousa likened their effort to that of the one to draft Barry Goldwater, in 1964.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon likened this to Simon and Garfunkel.‘Heaven Adores You’ Is More Celebratory Than Salacious About Elliott Smith|Rachel Kramer Bussel|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British-born Stringer likened Letterman to the satirical tradition of comedy in his home country.David Letterman Surprises CBS and Announces His Retirement|Lloyd Grove|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Le Monde likened her to Hollande, or even Angela Merkel, the stealthily unassuming figure who pulls out the big win.
The leaves of the plant emit a strong odor when rubbed, likened to that of the lemon verbena.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
We likened it to the rumbling of wheels in the corridor outside.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
The soul of man is likened to a charioteer and two steeds, one mortal, the other immortal.Meno|Plato
He likened her poetically to an olian harp and himself to the wind.The Honorable Percival|Alice Hegan Rice
Other kinsfolk may be likened to the rushes; husbands and wives are but as useless stones.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery