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compare, liken, equateverb
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"
To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
The physics teacher likened the effect of mass on space to an indentation in a sheet of rubber.
Etymology: From liken, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To represent as having resemblance; to compare.
Etymology: from like.
The prince broke your head for likening him to a singing man of Windsor. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
For who, though with the tongue
Of angels, can relate? or to what things
Liken on earth conspicuous, that may lift
Human imagination to such heighth
Of God-like power? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vi.
The Liken Series is a continuing musical based on events in the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible, as well as stories from the Book of Mormon. The series is popular among many Latter-day Saint (LDS/Mormon) families.
to allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage
to make or cause to be like
Etymology: [OE. liknen. See Like, a.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Liken is ranked #143149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Liken surname appeared 116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Liken.
96.5% or 112 total occurrences were White.
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The numerical value of liken in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of liken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of liken in a Sentence
We like to liken it to a fight at a wedding, it's something that's been brewing in a family for some time and something happens that instigates a fall-out amongst all of the characters so relevancy and topicality are really important to us because it makes the audience feel like it's part of their world.
But I guess I must because I hear it a lot, i often liken it to when somebody lives in another country for a long time. I had three years where that was my only focus in life, so I’m sure there’s just pieces of my DNA that will always be linked to him.
Human life can be liken to that of a flower, its beautiful when it blooms, though yours may delay but when it blooms, it will be the rarest and the most beautiful of all.
I liken it to the Philadelphia Eagles losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in week two.
Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
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