liken to


liken to
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "liken to":
present tense I/you/we/they liken to he/she/it likens to present participle likening to past tense likened to past participle likened to formal
liken someone/something to something to say that someone or something is similar to someone or something else

His works have been likened to those of Beckett.


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