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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liken  \Lik"en\  (l[imac]k"'n),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Likened} 
  (-'nd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Likening}.]  [OE.  liknen.  See  {Like}, 
  a.] 
  1.  To  allege,  or  think,  to  be  like  to  represent  as  like  to 
  compare;  as  to  liken  life  to  a  pilgrimage. 
 
  Whosoever  heareth  these  sayings  of  mine,  and  doeth 
  them  I  will  liken  him  unto  a  wise  man  which  built 
  his  house  upon  a  rock.  --Matt.  vii. 
  24. 
 
  2.  To  make  or  cause  to  be  like  [R.]  --Brougham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  liken 
  v  :  consider  or  describe  as  similar,  equal,  or  analogous;  "We 
  can  compare  the  Han  dynasty  to  the  Romans"  [syn:  {compare}, 
  {equate}] 




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