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 for liken
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liken \Lik"en\ (l[imac]k"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Likened
     (l[imac]k"'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.
        [1913 Webster]
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To make or cause to be like. [R.] --Brougham.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We
           can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot
           equate success in financial matters with greed" [syn:
           compare, liken, equate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "liken":
     analogize, assimilate, balance, bring into analogy,
     bring into comparison, compare, compare and contrast, compare with,
     confront, contrast, counterpose, draw a comparison,
     draw a parallel, equate, juxtapose, liken to, match,
     measure against, metaphorize, oppose, paragon, parallel,
     place against, relate, run a comparison, set in contrast,
     set in opposition, set off against, set over against, similize,
     view together, weigh, weigh against

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