Etymology
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likewise (adv.)

mid-15c., from the phrase in like wise "in the same manner" (mid-15c.), from like (adj.) + wise (n.).

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Definitions of likewise

likewise (adv.)
in like or similar manner; "some people have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil"- Samuel Johnson;
Synonyms: similarly
likewise (adv.)
in addition;
Synonyms: besides / too / also / as well
likewise (adv.)
equally;
Synonyms: alike
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