from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To see, mention, or show as similar; compare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To allege, or think, to be like; to represent as like; to compare.
- transitive v. To make or cause to be like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make like; cause to resemble.
- To represent, declare, or describe as like or similar; compare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
Middle English liknen, from like, similar; see like2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English liken ("to compare; to be comparable, be equal; to form; to be appropriate"), equivalent to like + -en. (Wiktionary)