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synonyms for liken

  • equate
  • relate
  • allegorize
  • approach
  • assimilate
  • balance
  • correlate
  • equal
  • link
  • match
  • parallel
  • resemble
  • approximate to
  • be in the same class as
  • be on a par with
  • bear comparison
  • come up to
  • distinguish between
  • draw parallel
  • identify with
  • make like
  • notice similarities
  • put alongside
  • show correspondence
See also synonyms for: likened / likening
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antonyms for liken

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  • differ
  • disconnect
  • disproportion
  • imbalance
  • separate
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Because epidemiological models make statements about the future, it’s tempting to liken them to weather forecasts — but it’s also deeply wrong.
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A third media executive likened the platforms’ aggregated inventory to sausage.
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Washington Post reporter Ann Gerhart likened it to “the Bataan Death March set to music.”
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Earlier in this column, I likened getting the vaccine to a winning lottery ticket.
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It is no coincidence that the psychologist Jean Piaget, whose trailblazing research helped us understand how children develop, likened dreaming to play.
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In an interview earlier this year, venture capitalist Ian Sigalow, who invested on behalf of Greycroft, likened Public to Venmo—a network that grew exponentially thanks to its social media attributes.
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The authors liken the approach to training people in how to play soccer.
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It would be in vain to seek for any object more intrinsically inconsiderable with which to liken a condition of indifference.
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To liken a thing to something already known is a vivid way of explaining.
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It is over forty feet high, and is fronted in such a peculiar fashion, I could only liken it to some heathen temple.
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WORDS RELATED TO LIKEN

  • analyze
  • collate
  • correlate
  • equate
  • examine
  • liken
  • match
  • parallel
  • relate
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