similar in quality or character
"a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"
akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)(adj)
related by blood
Of the same kin; related by blood.
Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.
Origin: Prefix a- + kin
of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin
allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind
Origin: [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-kin′, adj. of kin: related by blood: having the same properties. [Of and Kin.]
The numerical value of akin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of akin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
We see certain spaces that they're communicating with their friends as akin to what they might be saying... behind closed doors in a dorm room and I think that's a place where we, as administrators, don't belong.
The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms. And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment.
It's not about finding a silver bullet, if we find one, great, we'll be ready. But campaigns aren't won or lost all the time with a 'macaca' moment or a Todd Akin moment. What we're focused on is just connecting the dots in order to tell a story about each of these folks, hold them accountable for their records, and make sure that voters understand the other side and their real record.
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- близък, сроденBulgarian
- semblantCatalan, Valencian
- semejante, emparentadoSpanish
- analogue, apparentéFrench
- подобный, родственный, сродниRussian
- споріднений, подібнийUkrainian
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