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(followed by to or unto) To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
From Middle English liken (“to compare; to be comparable, be equal; to form; to be appropriate"), equivalent to like +"Ž -en.
Middle English liknen from like similar like2
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The public perception may look at foods labeled "free range" or "no growth hormones used" and liken them to organic foods.
Others liken it to the dental products available, but are not sure if it will be as effective as the dental version.
Yet another popular reference in poetry is to liken love to something exquisite in nature, like a butterfly, a deep red rose, or the fresh scent of lavender.
Some new drivers liken shifting a 5-speed to trying pat your head while rubbing your stomach.
Known as the most extreme form of heat rash, miliaria profunda is flesh colored and extremely itchy and painful, some liken the rash to the sensation of "wild fire."
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