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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He explained: "My routine is likening us to a husband, and the EU to his wife.
"It is all very well likening us to the Premiership in England but they have full-time players and we have to manage with part-timers and small squads."
Mr Pratt also has choice views on our State as a haven for terrorists, likening us to those who harbour the terrorists of Al Qaeda.
A Japanese magazine warned visitors to be "aware of each country's attitude to the other", likening us to "neighbours in a cramped apartment block".