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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Tazeem Anwar has likened us to the washermans (dhobi) dog, in our Diasporas and the ripple effects of this multi-cultural dimension that todays youth is living in.
One recent letter to the editor likened us to Nazis and communists.
As we squabbled, the other guests likened us to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, who were first seen pecking each other's cheeks while making a film about Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
Just the other day, our other half likened us to a vintage wine.
'They likened us to certain teams who have been in the Premiership before but nobody's beaten us sevenor eight-nil.
Senate minority leader Trent Lott likened us to kleptomaniacs and alcoholics.
MY friend Peter Collins wrote an article in his A Look at Barry Column, November 14, that likened us to the comedy series Last of the Summer Wine.