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a·kin

 (ə-kĭn′)
adj.
1. Of the same kin; related by blood.
2. Having a similar quality or character; analogous.
3. Linguistics Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form.

akin

(əˈkɪn)
adj (postpositive)
1. related by blood; of the same kin
2. (often foll by to) having similar characteristics, properties, etc

a•kin

(əˈkɪn)

adj.
1. of kin; related by blood.
2. allied by nature or inclination; having the same or very similar properties, qualities, preferences, etc.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.akin - similar in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
2.akin - related by bloodakin - related by blood      
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

akin

adjective
akin to similar to, like, related to, corresponding to, parallel to, comparable to, allied with, analogous to, affiliated with, of a piece with, kin to, cognate with, congenial with, connected with or to It's an activity more akin to gardening than to reading.

akin

adjective
Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin:
Translations
مُتَشَابِه، مُتَجَانِس
příbuznýpodobný
beslægtet
srodan
keimlíkur
artimaspanašustoks pat kaip
līdzīgsradniecīgs

akin

[əˈkɪn] ADJ
1.parecido (to a) → semejante (to a)
2. (frm) (= related by blood) → consanguíneo
they are not akinno tienen parentesco consanguíneo

akin

[əˈkɪn] adj
(= similar) akin to → semblable à

akin

adj predähnlich (→ to +dat), → verwandt (to mit)

akin

[əˈkɪn] adj akin to (similar to) → equivalente a, simile a; (of same family as) → imparentato/a a

akin

(əˈkin) adjective
(often with to) similar in nature. This problem is akin to the one we had last year.

akin

a. consanguíneo, de cualidades uniformes.
References in classic literature ?
There was a gleam of something akin to insanity in her full, intense eyes.
Owing to the projection of the upper story--and still more to the thick shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, which stood almost directly in front of the gable--the twilight, here, was still as much akin to night as morning.
And here his descendants have been born and died, and have mingled their earthly substance with the soil, until no small portion of it must necessarily be akin to the mortal frame wherewith, for a little while, I walk the streets.
Akin to the adventure of Perseus and Andromeda --indeed, by some supposed to be indirectly derived from it --is that famous story of St.
Marija would about as soon have expected to see the sun shut down--the huge establishment had been to her a thing akin to the planets and the seasons.
In childhood, he was remarkable for an extreme and marked sensitiveness of character, more akin to the softness of woman than the ordinary hardness of his own sex.
But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours--as the Swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day.
It was not only that there was something akin to association and intimacy in drinking next, but there was the fearful joy of meeting her in transit and receiving a cold and disdainful look from her wonderful eyes.
Brocklehurst; "it is akin to falsehood, and all liars will have their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone; she shall, however, be watched, Mrs.
Was not the Reverend Jabez Branderham akin to you on the mother's side?
Lecount was fairly silenced by her own surprise; Magdalen had forced the astonishment from her which is akin to admiration, the astonishment which her enmity would fain have refused.
Among the talkers, was Stryver, of the King's Bench Bar, far on his way to state promotion, and, therefore, loud on the theme: broaching to Monseigneur, his devices for blowing the people up and exterminating them from the face of the earth, and doing without them: and for accomplishing many similar objects akin in their nature to the abolition of eagles by sprinkling salt on the tails of the race.