v. allege, or think, to be like; represent as like; make or cause to be like
I always try to liken a bait pile to everyone in your town sharing the same fork at every meal.
Sentence in Classic:
The mark they thus leave on the whale, may best be likened to the hollow made by a carpenter in countersinking for a screw.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Had the child been there he would have said that a second frog had jumped in; but by most people the sound would have been likened to the fall of a stone into the water.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The flow of blood might be likened to the outbreaking of a torrent; and as the natives became heated and maddened by the sight, many among them even kneeled to the earth, and drank freely, exultingly, hellishly, of the crimson tide.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context