liken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English liken (to compare; to be comparable, be equal; to form; to be appropriate), equivalent to like +‎ -en.

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Verb[edit]

liken (third-person singular simple present likens, present participle likening, simple past and past participle likened)

  1. (transitive, followed by to or unto) To compare; to state that (something) is like (something else).
    • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, “Japan pockets the subsidy …”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30: 
      Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    The physics teacher likened the effect of mass on space to an indentation in a sheet of rubber.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

liken

  1. Alternative form of geliken
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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *līkon, from Proto-Germanic *līkijaną.

Verb[edit]

liken

  1. to please, (in archaic English usage) to like
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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English like + -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

liken (third-person singular simple present likt or liket, past tense likte or likete or liked, past participle gelikt or geliket or geliked)

  1. To like on social media.
    • 2012, Claudia Hilker, Erfolgreiche Social-Media-Strategien für die Zukunft: Mehr Profit durch Facebook, Twitter, Xing und Co., Linde Verlag GmbH (ISBN 9783709303689), page 94
      Was Facebook-User liken und warum Der Like-Button hat die Online-Welt wie kein zweites Element revolutioniert.
      What Facebook users like, and why the like button has revolutionised the online world like no other element.
    • 2012, Tim Sebastian, Facebook Fanpages Plus, mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG (ISBN 9783826691843), page 22
      Egal ob Sie etwas schreiben, kommentieren oder liken, tun Sie dies im Namen der Fanpage.
      No matter whether you write something, comment, or like, do this in the name of the fanpage.
    • 2014, Markus Pfeifer, Facebook - Kommunikation und Interaktion mit dem Kunden: Eine Facebook-Marketing Analyse zu den Top 13 österreichischen Biermarken bezugnehmend auf die Interaktion und den Einfluss auf die Facebook Welt, Bachelor + Master Publication (ISBN 9783958202191), page 50
      Es wurde die Möglichkeit untersucht, ob ein Minderjähriger Facebook-User überhaupt die Befugnis hat bei den 13 auserwählten Bier Unternehmen deren Facebook-Seiten zu liken.
      It was checked whether an underage Facebook user actually had the ability to like the Facebook sites of the 13 selected beer companies.
    • 2014, Wolfgang H. Weinrich, Der liebe Gott kommt nicht voran, unnumbered page
      Bin ich dann einer unter vielen und muss darauf warten, wer meine Follower sind und wer mich liked oder gar linkt?
      Am I then one among many, and must I pay attention to who my followers are and who liked me or even linked me?
    • 2014, Katherine Womser, Wenn Fernsehen alleine nicht genug ist, page 183
      Das war halt so wie man bei Facebook was postet und keiner antwortet und keiner liked das.
      That was like if you posted something on Facebook and no-one answered or liked it.

Conjugation[edit]

Duden recommends conjugating the verb as if it were a standard German weak verb with the hypothetical stem lik-.[1] However, irregular conjugations that preserve some or all of the features of English grammar, especially the terminal e, are common.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 August 7, Kritsanarat Khunkham, "Heißt es "geliket" oder "geliked" oder "gelikt"?", Die Welt

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Noun[edit]

liken

  1. definite singular of like
  2. definite plural of lik