verb (used with object)
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Origin of liken
OTHER WORDS FROM likenun·lik·ened, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH likenlichen, liken
Example sentences from the Web for liken
Kevin Bau, a computer science teacher at BB&N who serves as team adviser, likens Katie to a “field general” and said she transformed the RoboKnights.This AI whiz could be the next Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, but first she has to navigate being 18|Taylor Telford|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
Zachary Lippman, a professor of genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, likens the situation to an arms race—only this time around we are competing against ourselves.New Veggies for a Warming Planet - Issue 92: Frontiers|Viviane Callier|November 4, 2020|Nautilus
He likened it to the risks of flying, in which being in a well-ventilated airplane with a mask on doesn’t seem to be a high-risk activity — but sitting around a crowded airport is.What Two Studies With Very Different Findings Can Tell Us About Voting In A Pandemic|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 2, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Jenkins likened the early DHS relationship with states then as akin to exchanging business cards in the middle of a crisis when the two sides had no reason to trust each other.DHS plans largest operation to secure U.S. election against hacking|Joseph Marks|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Google likened its agreements to be a default search engine with companies like Apple to Coca-Cola buying prime shelf space at grocery store checkout counters.Google says it isn’t a dangerous monopoly. Here are its 4 key arguments|Danielle Abril|October 20, 2020|Fortune
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