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Synonyms for akin
əˈkɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. akin(p), kindred(adj)

    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)(adj)

    related by blood

    Antonyms:
    unrelated, dissimilar

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. akin(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. akin(a)

    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. Richard Bleicher:

    It's sort of akin to trying to differentiate blue from teal from green – there is a bit of subjectivity.

  2. Ryan Mauro:

    Supporting them against Iran is akin to supporting Hamas against Al Qaeda, as someone who has been supportive of overthrowing Assad for years before the civil war, it pains me to say that overthrowing him today would only lead to much more bloodshed. The best scenario is the division of the country between the Assad regime, the Syrian Democratic Forces and Arab forces that are as close to secular-democratic as possible. And from there, we can hope that a safe alternative to Assad’s rule can eventually rise and support liberal elements to make it happen.

  3. David Frost:

    What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.

  4. David Duchovny:

    He's a guy, at the age that he is, without a job, he's gone through [what's akin to] a divorce, or at least a separation. It doesn't have to do with the nonfulfillment of the [2012 alien] prophecy. I think he's got more human things that are depressing him. And I'm not agreeing that he may be depressed. I think that's a false diagnosis.

  5. Hannah Couchman:

    A retail environment — a private body — is starting to perform something akin to a police function.


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