likewise


likewise
like|wise [ `laık,waız ] adverb *
1. ) FORMAL in the same way or in a similar way:
Henry always thought his upbringing was too strict. Likewise, his daughter now complains about her lack of freedom.
The character of the lake has changed and the character of the surrounding area likewise.
2. ) SPOKEN used for expressing the same thing that someone has just said to you:
Have a good weekend. Likewise.
do likewise
do the same:
We are trying to keep the place clean and neat, and we'd like you to do likewise.
They spend all their time talking about politics and expect everyone else to do likewise.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • likewise — like also, is used as an adverb and not a conjunction in standard English: Go and do likewise / They likewise prefer reading. In uses where it might be a conjunction, it normally needs the support of a genuine conjunction such as and: A heated… …   Modern English usage

  • Likewise — Like wise (l[imac]k w[imac]z ), adv. & conj. [See {Wise}, n.] In like manner; also; moreover; too. See {Also}. [1913 Webster] Go, and do thou likewise. Luke x. 37. [1913 Webster] For he seeth that wise men die; likewise the fool and the brutish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • likewise — index also Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • likewise — mid 15c., from the phrase in like wise in the same manner (mid 15c.), from LIKE (Cf. like) (adj.) + WISE (Cf. wise) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • likewise — *also, too, besides, moreover, furthermore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • likewise — [adv] also, similarly additionally, along, as well, besides, correspondingly, further, furthermore, in addition, in like manner, in the same way, more, moreover, so, too, withal; concept 563 Ant. contrariwise, opposing, opposite, reverse …   New thesaurus

  • likewise — ► ADVERB 1) also; moreover. 2) similarly. ORIGIN from the phrase in like wise …   English terms dictionary

  • likewise — [līk′wīz΄] adv. [short for in like wise] 1. in the same manner 2. also; too; moreover …   English World dictionary

  • likewise — 01. My boss works overtime a lot, and he expects everyone else to do [likewise]. 02. Make sure you wash the kitchen floors, and [likewise] the floors in the bathroom. 03. I told him I was pleased to meet him, and he answered me saying, [Likewise] …   Grammatical examples in English

  • likewise — adverb 1 formal in the same way; similarly: I was up at dawn, and my host likewise. | do likewise: Nanny put on a shawl and told the girls to do likewise. (sentence adverb): There has been an upsurge of interest in chamber music. Likewise opera… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English