verb[with object] (liken someone/something to)
Point out the resemblance of someone or something to: they likened the reigning emperor to a god
More example sentences
- The new NASA administrator, Michael Griffin, made a revealing comparison, likening the space shuttle to a clipper ship - i.e., a once brilliant but now completely outmoded technology.
- The comparison might be very useful for likening a certain government to a Hitlerian menace.
- He likened the fight to the struggle against apartheid and forging links with progressive countries and organisations to finally eradicate apartheid.
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