American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English liken (“to compare; to be comparable, be equal; to form; to be appropriate"), equivalent to like +"Ž -en.
Liken Sentence Examples
Indeed, many patients liken its effect to that of drinking champagne.
It will not suffer any training, nor does it, like the plum, improve by pruning, but the sunshine that attends its brief period of bloom in April, the magnificence of its flower-laden boughs and the picturesque flutter of its falling petals, inspired an ancient poet to liken it to the soul, of Yamato (Japan), and it has ever since been thus regarded.
The 1 Though Edwards called the species he figured (ut supra) a titmouse, he properly remarked that there was no genus of European birds to which he could liken it.
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.