なぞらえる, たとえる, 比べる, 較べる
Verb(1) consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
(1) Doctor Sachs likens his surgery to an artist conducting a symphony and has appeared on TV.(2) He likened the fight to the struggle against apartheid and forging links with progressive countries and organisations to finally eradicate apartheid.(3) He likens his ideal trajectory to Sir Simon Rattle's achievements at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra over 18 years at the end of the last century.(4) In a blizzard of eulogies, Henderson was likened to - among others - Socrates and Burns.(5) The new NASA administrator, Michael Griffin, made a revealing comparison, likening the space shuttle to a clipper ship - i.e., a once brilliant but now completely outmoded technology.(6) The comparison might be very useful for likening a certain government to a Hitlerian menace.(7) She likens her pieces to miniature abstract paintings - each one is an individual.(8) The self-motivated man - who booked the entire tour himself - likens his musical style to a combination of pop and indie rock.(9) He likens his ambition to that of Tanzanian President Julius Kambarage Nyerere, who retired from politics in the 1980s in order to devote himself entirely to the translation of Shakespeare into Swahili.(10) NHS dental care in Yorkshire has been likened to that in a Third World country.
1. equate ::
2. compare ::
1. contrast ::
liken, likened, likening, likens
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