liken liken  /ˈlaɪ kən/


  • (v) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous



  1. You liken the immigrant wave to the Visigoths who sacked Rome.
  2. Advocates for these so-called duped dads say such men should be treated as victims of fraud and liken the need for paternity-disestablishment amendments to truth-in-lending laws.
  3. Critics question the logic of a country battling dire poverty spending millions of dollars on scientific pursuits that they liken to reinventing the wheel.


  • Pirates playing with a rock in the shoe

    PITTSBURGH Clint Hurdle likes that his Pittsburgh Pirates recent history causes them to play with a rock in the shoe.Pirates fans might liken two decades of losing more to a boulder careening downhill.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Durango Herald


  1. "If I was going to liken '24' to a girlfriend, '24' has been really good to me. And I need to be really good back," Sutherland said.
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Kiefer Sutherland Source: ABC News

  2. "I liken it to when you are a backup and you go a week or two between starts and have to stay sharp in practice," Boucher said. "I don't think it will be that much of a negative effect. Long-term, the positives (of a break) outweigh the...
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Brian Boucher Source: TSN

  3. Fukuda said Tuesday: "If we were to liken the history of African development to a volume of literature, then what we are about to do now is open to a new page, titled the 'century of African growth'. In the future, Africa will become a powerful...
    on May 29, 2008 By: Yasuo Fukuda Source: Asia Times Online

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /