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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlikenlik‧en /ˈlaɪkən/ verb   liken somebody/something to somebody/something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
likenWas she likening the salvation of two white women and a Kurd to that of Noah's family?Retailers were delighted, likening the sales pace to the Christmas season.There was no attempt to liken any Conservative minister, or downtrodden Chancellor, to Baldrick or anyone else.But if she had to liken him to anything it would be an overgrown teddy bear in determined pursuit of his honey.Then Jones will liken Switzer to some of the great men in world history, like Marco Polo.Critics have likened the new city hall building to a barn.Morris has often been likened to Bobby Kennedy.A reporter can only write one story at a time, which I liken to preparing just one dish at a time.He likened today's stockmarket to that of the 1920's.It will liken welfare to drugs: soothing, addictive, and utterly destructive of independence and initiative.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyliken
he, she, itlikens
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theylikened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave likened
he, she, ithas likened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad likened
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill liken
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have likened
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