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Synonyms for akin
əˈkɪnakin

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. akin

    Alike is a comprehensive word, signifying as applied to two or more objects that some or all qualities of one are the same as those of the other or others; by modifiers alike may be made to express more or less resemblance; as, these houses are somewhat (i. e., partially) alike; or, these houses are exactly (i. e., in all respects) alike. Cotton and wool are alike in this, that they can both be woven into cloth. Substances are homogeneous which are made up of elements of the same kind, or which are the same in structure. Two pieces of iron may be homogeneous in material, while not alike in size or shape. In geometry, two triangles are equal when they can be laid over one another, and fit, line for line and angle for angle; they are equivalent when they simply contain the same amount of space. An identical proposition is one that says the same thing precisely in subject and predicate. Similar refers to close resemblance, which yet leaves room for question or denial of complete likeness or identity. To say "this is the identical man," is to say not merely that he is similar to the one I have in mind, but that he is the very same person. Things are analogous when they are similar in idea, plan, use, or character, tho perhaps quite unlike in appearance; as, the gills of fishes are said to be analogous to the lungs in terrestrial animals.

    Synonyms:
    alike, analogous, equal, equivalent, homogeneous, identical, kindred, like, resembling, same, similar, uniform

    Antonyms:
    different, dissimilar, distinct, heterogeneous, unlike

    Preposition:
    The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. akin(p), kindredadjective

    similar in quality or character

    "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

    Antonyms:
    dissimilar, unrelated

  2. akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)adjective

    related by blood

    Antonyms:
    unrelated, dissimilar

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. akinadjective

    Synonyms:
    kin, related, allied, kindred, cognate, congenial, homogeneous, analogous, similar, parallel, of a piece

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. akinadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Used after the noun) consanguineous, kindred, cognate, agnate, related, congenial

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "akin":

    akim, similar, apparent

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Akin":

    Akin Yai

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How to use akin in a sentence?

  1. Doug Heye:

    There is a potential Todd Akin, Richard Murdoch problem, one candidate could say the wrong thing that not only plays a big role in that race, but then becomes a question that every New York candidate was asked in their race as well.

  2. Nathan Diament:

    It's akin to the fact that there are now three Jewish justices on the Supreme Court whereas decades ago, people would have said there's one Jewish seat on the Supreme Court, thankfully, Jews and Judaism are much more accepted as part of American society today than decades ago, where a Jew reaching high levels of leadership is accepted.

  3. Daniel Lathrop:

    It has changes akin to weather, we might just call it magnetic weather.

  4. Brad Lamensdorf:

    It's a dumb short. It's more akin to a value stock.

  5. Soren Aandahl:

    Hanergy's recent announcements about its contract and profits are akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, hanergy has shown little ability to attract customers who were not also named Hanergy.


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