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
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine previously likened the policy to the rules governing the seas.A dollar can’t buy you a cup of coffee but that’s what NASA intends to pay for some moon rocks|Christian Davenport|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s head of immunization, likens the task of distributing the vaccines after the months-long development sprint to summiting Mount Everest having reached base camp.Airlines are facing ‘mission of the century’ in shipping COVID vaccines|McKenna Moore|December 1, 2020|Fortune
He likens the franchise model to McDonald’s, where the national corporation gives operators a proven standard operating procedure and ongoing support.Curio Wellness launches $30M fund to help women and minorities own a cannabis dispensary|Matt Burns|November 30, 2020|TechCrunch
Deborah Berger, who lives on the fourth floor, likened the new regime to living in a giant day care center.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic|by Ava Kofman|November 30, 2020|ProPublica
He likens it to carefully designing a car before starting to build it.
Likening their creation to a cultural telescope, they proceed to share some of their ostensibly dazzling findings.
Kiselyov is fond of Third Reich references, likening Russian anti-corruption campaigner and Putin critic Alexey Navalny to Hitler.
He coached me on how to perform oral sex, likening it to “sucking a lollipop.”Raped by a Teacher: One Woman’s Tragic Past at the Horace Mann School|Abigail Pesta|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He displayed “an attitude of complacency,” with one likening him to “a dodgy geezer.”
Khrushchev was offended by that likening of him to a dog barking.
I can't help likening thee to that poor gipsy wench, Sybil; but may I be scragged if I'd use thee as her lover has used her.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
But her nature, which the lover had greatly belied in likening it to her name, was not cold enough for this.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
Several Greek poets give us the same association, likening the stars to "rock-pigeons, flying from the Hunter Orion."The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
He made the retrograde step of likening the head of insects to a single segment.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
If she says she is sorry for likening me to Winfield, I will tell her who sent the roses.Polly in New York|Lillian Elizabeth Roy