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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.

Origin of likewise

1400–50; late Middle English; earlier in like wise in a like way. See like1, wise2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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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