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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.
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akin

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

adjective
Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin:
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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
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akin

[əˈkɪn] adj
(= similar) akin to → semblable à
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

akin

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

[əˈkɪn] adj akin to (similar to) → equivalente a, simile a; (of same family as) → imparentato/a a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

akin

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

a. consanguíneo, de cualidades uniformes.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
The cavalier who had addressed Don Quixote again approached him and said, "Come with us, Senor Don Quixote, for we are all of us your servants and great friends of Roque Guinart's;" to which Don Quixote returned, "If courtesy breeds courtesy, yours, sir knight, is daughter or very nearly akin to the great Roque's; carry me where you please; I will have no will but yours, especially if you deign to employ it in your service."
On the other hand, the iambic and the trochaic tetrameter are stirring measures, the latter being akin to dancing, the former expressive of action.
They sought out the painted misery and hugged it as akin.
Leslie laughed--beautiful laughter that seemed akin to all the mirth that had echoed through the little house in the vanished years.
After dinner, and till the beginning of the evening, Kitty was feeling a sensation akin to the sensation of a young man before a battle.
There was a gleam of something akin to insanity in her full, intense eyes.
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How near they were akin! how far apart they have wandered!
They were brought from over the sea by the fierce Northmen, who were, after all, akin to the Normans.
They are akin to the tribes of fairy, survivals of the elder time when the woods and hills swarmed with the little green folk.
The strangeness of the figure, and its being so close akin to his own nature, attracted him.