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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. John Brennan:

    Tell the families of those 117 CIA officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their lives were akin to Nazis, tell the CIA officers who are serving in harm’s way right now and their families who are worried about them that they are akin to Nazi Germany. I found that to be very repugnant, and I will forever stand up for the integrity and patriotism of my officers who have done much over the years to sacrifice for their fellow citizens.

  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. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike:

    I thought governors would get authority akin to a CEO but ... I feel more like a middle manager.

  4. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello:

    How can they sit back when they contribute largely to this problem? it's akin to treason to the country.

  5. Mike Olbinski:

    ( I'm on) cloud nine. It's euphoric... akin to an addiction... I can't help it, storm chasing can be just these ups and downs.

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