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Princeton's WordNet

  1. similarly, likewiseadverb

    in like or similar manner

    "He was similarly affected"; "some people have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil"- Samuel Johnson

  2. besides, too, also, likewise, as welladverb

    in addition

    "he has a Mercedes, too"

  3. alike, likewiseadverb


    "parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"


  1. likewiseadverb

    In a similar manner.

    Public transportation is virtually inaccessible in this country; likewise, its hospitals are also not very user-friendly.

  2. likewiseadverb

    also; moreover; too.

    Margaret enjoys playing tennis on Saturdays, Jeremy likewise.

  3. likewiseadverb

    The same to you; .

    It was very nice meeting you, Samantha. uE000128405uE001 Likewise, Mr Thompson.

  4. Etymology: Shortened from in like wise; equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Likewiseadverb

    In like manner; also; moreover; too.

    Etymology: like and wise.

    Jesus said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things. Mat. xxi. 24.

    So was it in the decay of the Roman empire, and likewise in the empire of Almaigne, after Charles the Great, every bird taking a feather. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Spirit of vitriol poured to pure unmixed serum, coagulates it as if it had been boiled. Spirit of sea-salt makes a perfect coagulation of the serum likewise, but with some different phænomena. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. likewise

    Likewise is an adverb that means in the same manner, in a similar way, or in a corresponding way. It is used to indicate that something is true or applicable to someone or something mentioned previously, or to compare and relate two or more situations or actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Likewisenoun

    in like manner; also; moreover; too. See Also

  2. Etymology: [See Wise, n.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'likewise' in Adverbs Frequency: #398

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of likewise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of likewise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of likewise in a Sentence

  1. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Nearly all legislation involves a weighing of public needs as against private desires and likewise a weighing of relative social values.

  2. Van Der Klaauw:

    Without access to the airports, aid agencies are unable to bring in staff, vital supplies of medicines and other critical life-saving assistance, or undertake medical evacuations of their personnel, emergency relief and medical teams from abroad are likewise unable to fly in to scale up the humanitarian operation to address the needs of increasingly vulnerable Yemenis.

  3. Plato, _Phaedrus_:

    ...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded...

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.

  5. Geoff Porter:

    Algeria is the only country in the region that has the capacity to effectively patrol its borders, even with the presence of foreign troops in northern Mali, Bamako cannot or will not enforce security along its border with Algeria. Likewise, Libya is a failed state that has no interest in border security.

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