verb (used with object)
Words nearby liken
Origin of liken
OTHER WORDS FROM likenun·lik·ened, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH likenlichen liken
Examples from the Web for likening
Likening their creation to a cultural telescope, they proceed to share some of their ostensibly dazzling findings.
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.
Kiselyov is fond of Third Reich references, likening Russian anti-corruption campaigner and Putin critic Alexey Navalny to Hitler.
Therefore likening God to man is not so degrading as likening Him to mere natural forces.The Truth of Christianity|William Harry Turton
A scientific theory has been described as "the likening of our imaginings to what we actually observe."The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry|M. M. Pattison Muir
Landor volleyed forth his thunderous praises over her grave, likening her to Juliet and Desdemona.Life of Charles Dickens|Frank Marzials
Yet he was no gourmet, as may be judged by his likening of a succulent, golden-fried oyster to "a baby's ear dropped in sawdust."The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
Bearing in mind our likening Macy's to an army in an earlier chapter, the parallel now becomes a close one indeed.The Romance of a Great Store|Edward Hungerford