English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.
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marked by correspondence or resemblance
"similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
alike(p), similar, likeadjective
having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
"suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality"
(of words) expressing closely related meanings
exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardisedadjective
capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
"interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"
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This security measure will doubtlessly increase the processing time of clearance applications and potentially create a backlog, slowing business efforts to deliver classified goods and services to the federal government, several federal agencies have worked incredibly hard to reduce the backlog caused by 2013's budget sequestration and other issues, and now we may be facing a similar slowdown caused by security problems.
Similar to actions taken by other nations, the Government of Canada is working to launch an open and transparent competition to replace their legacy aircraft, the F-35 Joint Program Office will continue to provide Canada with the data they need to make an informed decision that is in their best national interest.
The trauma and pain the Pashtuns of the FATA have experienced, the Pashtuns of Karachi have gone through a similar experience.
I believe many men, under similar circumstances, have shared my preference for silence while encouraging women to assert their reproductive rights, while eschewing opinion, I believe burying the facts is neither moral nor noble in the face of heated emotions and recent efforts to make abortion again illegal. I think it important to remind Norman Pearlstine and to tell others what life was like before Roe vs. Wade.
They're different in terms of the way to activate the central nervous system, but the overall outcome is similar.
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- similarCatalan, Valencian
- vergleichbar, ähnlichGerman
- όμοιος, παρόμοιοςGreek
- semejante, similar, parecidoSpanish
- álíkur, líkur, átøkur, líknandiFaroese
- semblable, similaireFrench
- coltachScottish Gaelic
- einshyrndur, einslagaður, einslagaIcelandic
- ähnlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- liknende, lignendeNorwegian
- liknandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- similar, semelhante, parecidoPortuguese
- similar, asemănătorRomanian
- похожий, подобныйRussian
- slȉčan, sùkladanSerbo-Croatian
- liknande, likSwedish
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