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Meaning of LIKEN

Pronunciation:  'lIkun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
 

LIKEN is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: compare, equate
 
 See Also: consider, study

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lik"en\ (l[imac]k"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Likened}
(-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Likening}.] [OE. liknen. See {Like},
a.]
1. To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to
   compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage.

         Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
         them, I will liken him unto a wise man which built
         his house upon a rock.                --Matt. vii.
                                               24.

2. To make or cause to be like. [R.] --Brougham.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: analogize, assimilate, balance, bring into analogy, bring into comparison, compare, compare and contrast, compare with, confront, contrast, counterpose, draw a comparison, draw a parallel, equate, juxtapose, liken to, match, measure against, metaphorize, oppose, paragon, parallel, place against, relate, run a comparison, set in contrast, set in opposition, set off against, set over against, similize, view together, weigh, weigh against
 

 

 

 

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