Lik"en (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Likened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Likening.] [OE. liknen. See Like, a.]
To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare; as, to liken life to a pilgrimage.
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. 24.
To make or cause to be like.
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