Third-person singular simple present indicative form of liken.(verb)
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Use "likens" in a sentence
"One bland, doll-like Madonna (by Sánchez Cotán, the fruit-and-vegetable man) is prettily framed by a yellow full-body halo, or mandorla, which a discreet wall label likens to the birth canal."
"But the implicit metaphor in the use of the terms likens substances to the human body, their production and destruction implies liability to disease, and thus prepares the way for the notion of the elixir, which is first a potion giving long life, and curing bodily ailments, and only after some time a remedy for diseased metals -- the philosopher's stone."
"Darwin likens religious belief to the mistakes that his dog made in thinking a parasol blowing in the wind is alive."