liken (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

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liken (someone or something) to (someone or something else)

To represent or describe someone or something as being very similar to someone or something else. People keep likening him to Ronald Reagan for his particular political positions. I was really able to visualize it better after my teacher likened the chemical reaction to a football play.
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liken someone or something to someone or something

to compare someone or something to someone or something, concentrating on the similarities. He is strange. I can only liken him to an eccentric millionaire. The poet likened James to a living statue of Mercury.
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"They have been stung by organisations that move people around and liken us to those and don't want to deal with us.
He said: "The way we've been playing throughout this this year, I'd liken us to my national team.
"I always liken us to a dysfunctional family," he says, his accent as London as Big Ben.
"They are just getting punished for the mistakes they make." Gretna boss Davie Irons said: "I liken us to a Christmas club as we keep gifting goals." GRETNA: Fleming 6 - Barr 5, Horward 5, Innes 6, Collin 5 - Murray 5, Osman 6 (Paartalu, 46mins, 5), McGill 5 (Graham, 68mins, 4), Skelton 5 - McMenamin 5 (Buscher 76mins), Yantorno 7.
I liken us to a firework when we move forward from midfield but we needed someone who could sit in front of the central defenders and provide some much-needed cover.
I liken us to a firework going off but we need someone to sit in front of the central defenders because they need cover.
'I suppose you could also liken us to a choir or brass band in that the personnel may change but Fairport retain their distinct identity.