Meaning of LIKEN in English

ˈlīkən verb

( likened ; likened ; likening -k(ə)niŋ ; likens )

Etymology: Middle English liknen, from lik like + -nen -en — more at like III

transitive verb

: to represent as similar : compare

liken like to a pilgrimage

intransitive verb

: to be or become like

once knew a lady that likened surprisingly to you — M.A.Bianchi

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.