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

 

liken to

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

liken somebody to somebody

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liken somebody to something

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liken something to somebody

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liken something to something

 
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(formal) to compare one thing or person to another and say they are similar Life is often likened to a journey.
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