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English definition of “liken sb/sth to sb/sth”

liken sb/sth to sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with liken   /ˈlaɪ.kən/ us  
to say that someone is similar to or has the same qualities as someone else: She's been likened to a young Elizabeth Taylor.Comparing and contrasting
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