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Etymology edit

From Middle English lykewise, lykewyse, lyke wyse, lijk wise, a shortened form of Middle English in lik wise (in like wise); equivalent to like +‎ -wise. Compare with otherwise.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪkˌwaɪz/
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  • Hyphenation: like‧wise

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likewise (not comparable)

  1. (manner) In a similar manner.
    Public transportation is virtually inaccessible in this country; likewise, its hospitals are also not very user-friendly.
  2. (conjunctive) also; moreover; too.
    Margaret enjoys playing tennis on Saturdays, Jeremy likewise.
    • 1903 February, O. Henry [pseudonym; William Sydney Porter], “Hygeia at the Solito”, in Everybody’s Magazine, volume VIII, number 2, New York, N.Y.: John Wanamaker, →ISSN, page 179, column 1:
      "But it looks like the kid ain't got no appetite to git well, for they misses him from the tent in the night and finds him rootin' in the grass, and likewise a drizzle fallin'. 'G'wan,' he says, 'lemme go and die like I wanter. He said I was a liar and a fake'—McGuire says—'and I was playin' sick. Lemme alone.'
  3. The same to you; used as a response.
    It was very nice meeting you, Samantha. ― Likewise, Mr Thompson.

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