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1. liken

verb. ['ˈlaɪkən'] consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous.

Synonyms

  • study
  • consider
  • equate

Antonyms

  • unlikeness
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • liken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lician (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Liken

  • vandyken
  • steichen
  • graichen
  • lykin
  • lycan
  • lichen
  • leiken
  • heiken
  • geiken
  • eichen

Example sentences of the word liken


1. Verb, base form
You can liken the motion to a bird picking its food up with its beak.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some energy experts liken the state of wave electricity to that of solar and wind electricity 30 years ago.

3. Verb, past participle
Most of the other characteristics of archaea cells liken unto the traits of bacteria prokaryotic cells.

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