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Definition of liken verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

liken

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they liken
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkən//
 
he / she / it likens
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkənz//
 
past simple likened
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkənd//
 
past participle likened
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkənd//
 
-ing form likening
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪkənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪkənɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin Middle English: from like ‘similar’ + -en. Phrasal Verbsliken somebody to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: liken

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