like·wise / ˈlīkˌwīz/ • adv. 1. in the same way; also: the dream of young people is to grow old, and it is likewise the dream of their parents to relive youth. ∎ used to introduce a point similar or related to one just made: you will forget the bad things that have happened in the past. Likewise, I will forget what you have done to me.2. in a like manner; similarly: I stuck out my tongue and Frankie did likewise.