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liken

lik·en

liken

pronunciation:
laI kn
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: likened, likening, likens
definition: to present or regard as similar; compare.
In his speech at the rally, he likened the politicians to criminals.The principal likened the process of teaching to planting seeds in a garden.People tend to liken him to his brother, but they don't realize how truly different they are.
synonyms:
compare
antonyms:
contrast
similar words:
analogize, associate, correlate, equate, parallel, relate