Definition of likewise in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīkˌwīz/


1In the same way; also: the dream of young people is to grow old, and it is likewise the dream of their parents to relive youth
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  • Both of them believe that everyone should have a dream and likewise, everyone should work towards making it happen.
  • He heard a soft grunt, looked over and saw Bolke sitting down beside him, likewise using a tree to lean against.
  • Furthermore, our kids likewise seem to be bonding a little too closely with the television set.
also, in addition, too, as well, to boot;
besides, moreover, furthermore
1.1Used to introduce a point similar or related to one just made: you will forget the bad things that have happened in the past. Likewise, I will forget what you have done to me
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  • Club sides have to keep introducing young players from time to time and likewise, the national team also has to blood new talent.
  • Then the foxes, introduced in an attempt to eradicate the likewise imported rabbit menace, completed the devastation.
  • By lunchtime, she could introduce herself in Polish, and the children could do likewise in German.
2In a like manner; similarly: I stuck out my tongue and Frankie did likewise
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  • Sophia sighed at his manners, but took some and did likewise, though with dignity.
  • As each name was called a member of the family brought a lighted candle to the altar and when this was completed members of the congregation did likewise.
  • York scored again two minutes after the restart as former Ram Scott Rhodes skipped in, and half-back partner Brough did likewise with ease.
the same, similarly, correspondingly, in the same way, in similar fashion


Late Middle English: from the phrase in like wise.

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Syllabification: like·wise

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