Definition of likewise in English:



  • 1In the same way; also.

    ‘the programmes of study will apply from five years of age, likewise the attainment targets’
    • ‘Iran, likewise, has agreed to additional nuclear safeguards.’
    • ‘He came from a family of stockbreeders and learned the secrets of good stockmanship from his father Tom, who likewise had it handed down.’
    • ‘It likewise informs the Prison Service of the age of the children for whom it should provide facilities.’
    • ‘Her husband, likewise, was vetoed because of his alleged lack of loyalty to the current supreme religious leader.’
    • ‘Furthermore, our kids likewise seem to be bonding a little too closely with the television set.’
    • ‘Religious and cultural services are likewise well represented.’
    • ‘Major American brands today are owned by Europeans; likewise, Americans own major European icons.’
    • ‘With a career likewise increasing in scope, chances are she has begun finally to justify that moniker of ‘rising star’.’
    • ‘Any potential growth in Catholic emancipation will, likewise, now take place in a context where Catholic are inevitably a marginal group.’
    • ‘He has developed these attributes with age and maybe some of our younger backs will do likewise.’
    • ‘The triangle at the Weighbridge was tended to last week, grass cut, edges trimmed, and likewise it is looking lovely and clean.’
    • ‘He heard a soft grunt, looked over and saw Bolke sitting down beside him, likewise using a tree to lean against.’
    • ‘Changes could lead to additional liability, mismanagement of the contract likewise.’
    • ‘The group's policies on banking and education likewise bode harm to the poor - and to urban America.’
    • ‘Both of them believe that everyone should have a dream and likewise, everyone should work towards making it happen.’
    • ‘That list is as impressive as Australia's record on the global sporting stage, but why can't our companies do likewise?’
    • ‘Additionally, modifying entry and catch may likewise greatly reduce impingement.’
    • ‘Moreover, we ordinary humans cannot likewise petition God for proof to solidify our faith.’
    • ‘There is little comparison between the life my parents led and that which I pursued and likewise with the life my own daughter has enjoyed.’
    • ‘The faces from the photographs become likewise etched into your mind.’
    also, in addition, too, as well, by the same token, to boot
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    1. 1.1 Used to introduce a point similar or related to one just made.
      ‘The banks advise against sending cash. Likewise, sending British cheques may cause problems’
      • ‘Club sides have to keep introducing young players from time to time and likewise, the national team also has to blood new talent.’
      • ‘By lunchtime, she could introduce herself in Polish, and the children could do likewise in German.’
      • ‘Then the foxes, introduced in an attempt to eradicate the likewise imported rabbit menace, completed the devastation.’
  • 2In a like manner; similarly.

    ‘I stuck out my tongue and Frankie did likewise’
    • ‘The same man did likewise with a well-worked drop goal attempt but Watsonians had weathered the storm and were once again dominated this match.’
    • ‘We slowed to make sure stopped drivers were all right, and they did likewise when we had stopped.’
    • ‘When he slowed down, the other car did likewise and the same when he speeded up.’
    • ‘He also topped the Yorkshire League batting averages during his time at Clifton Park, and did likewise while playing in the Bradford League.’
    • ‘The United Nations updated that to 420, and New Zealand did likewise.’
    • ‘Sophia sighed at his manners, but took some and did likewise, though with dignity.’
    • ‘As each name was called a member of the family brought a lighted candle to the altar and when this was completed members of the congregation did likewise.’
    • ‘Jenann smiled and clapped with them while Mercutio did likewise, just less noticeably.’
    • ‘She did likewise, shaking her head shortly in a futile attempt at casting away the saliva that had collected from our brawls.’
    • ‘Murphy along with Breen and Elliott broke the bogey time on the second stage and when it was repeated for the fourth stage, they did likewise.’
    • ‘One of my colleagues did likewise, with the other opting instead for a continental salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.’
    • ‘I politely did likewise before returning to my newspaper.’
    • ‘The Arabs, he said, could only win if they did likewise.’
    • ‘The other man did likewise, and put a hand on Seanus' shoulder.’
    • ‘The school's juniors won both of their relays and the senior team did likewise, setting new records in both.’
    • ‘Other photographers did likewise but at a distance as they were on long lenses.’
    • ‘He helped Huddersfield earn promotion to the first division in his first season at the club, and did likewise at Burnley, his next port of call.’
    • ‘She entered the classroom and settled herself behind an easel while the other students did likewise.’
    • ‘York scored again two minutes after the restart as former Ram Scott Rhodes skipped in, and half-back partner Brough did likewise with ease.’
    • ‘Divilly tacked on another point and Hughes did likewise, as Confey edged four points clear after 37 minutes.’
    the same, similarly, correspondingly, in the same way, in like manner, in similar fashion
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Late Middle English: from the phrase in like wise.