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  1. moreover; in addition; also; too: She is likewise a fine lawyer.
  2. in like manner; in the same way; similarly: I'm tempted to do likewise.
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Origin of likewise

1400–50; late Middle English; earlier in like wise in a like way. See like1, wise2
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Related Words for likewise

too, besides, additionally, along, further, furthermore, more, moreover, so, correspondingly, withal

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  1. in addition; moreover; also
  2. in like manner; similarly
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Word Origin and History for likewise


mid-15c., from the phrase in like wise "in the same manner" (mid-15c.), from like (adj.) + wise (n.).

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