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Analogous (to)




Like, with "to"

Of the same sort


Resembling, with "to"

Similar (to)

Comparable (to)

Related (to)




Having similar genetics

Like siblings

Having similar properties

Closely related (to)

Sharing common alleles


Very similar

Of similar character

Like Sohrab and Rustum

Basically alike


Closely like

Word definitions for akin in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
adjective COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB more ▪ It is therefore in many ways more akin to an art rather than a science. ▪ Preference shares, particularly redeemable preference shares, are sometimes considered to be more akin to loan stock than share...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Akin \A*kin"\, a. [Pref. a- (for of) + 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. ``A joy akin to rapture.'' --Cowper....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 (context of persons English) Of the same kin; related by blood. 2 {{context|often|followed by (term to English)|lang=en}} allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1550s, from phrase of kin ; see kin .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector" [syn: akin(p) , kindred , related ] related by blood [syn: akin(p) , blood-related , cognate , consanguine ,...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Akin may refer to:

Usage examples of akin.

Chronicle of 1146-54, with a wider patriotic outlook that is more akin to that of Monomakh and of the patriotic clerics, and which regards self-sacrifice for Russia as the noblest of virtues.

His style, at once realistic and sublime, is distinctly akin to that of the great Anglican mystics Herbert and Vaughan.

Russian more closely akin to that of his letters than that of his literary prose.

His thought is mainly historical, and the way he understood history as a spontaneous, unpredestined, incalculable force continuing the equally spontaneous and unpredestined evolution of nature makes him, like Grigoriev, akin to Bergson.

His romanticism is very Russian, genuinely akin to the spirit of Russian folk song and folk tales.

It is easy to see that the method, while it gives unusual freshness to imaginative representation, is in essence hostile to all culture and all social form, and is psychologically akin to anarchism.

It has often been affirmed that Tolstoy was an eminently natural, subconscious, elemental man, and that in this he was akin to primitive man, as yet imperfectly differentiated from nature.

But his method of constructing a story is akin to the method used in music.

What is particularly original in Rozanov, and what makes him so much akin to Dos-toyevsky, is his peculiar attitude to morality.

Shestov has no roots in any soil: his thought is international, or rather supranational, and in this respect more akin to Tolstoy than to Dostoyevsky.

His metaphysics is closely akin to that of the symbolists: it is a mysticism of impersonal forces that he has associated with the dynamic philosophy of Heraclitus the Dark.

But even apart from this perversity, his philosophy itself inclines towards a nihilism akin to Satanism.

Annensky is akin to Chekhov, for his material is also the pinpricks and infinitesimals of life.

Though in his technique he is almost free from symbolist influences, the general spirit of his poetry is much more akin to symbolism than to that of the younger school, for, alone of the younger poets, he is a mystic.

He is genuinely akin to the spirit of the Russian folk song, though he does not adopt its meters.