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akin

a·kin

akin

 
pronunciation:
kIn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: related by blood; kin.
It is less common nowadays to marry someone who is akin to you.President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt were akin, but only distantly.
synonyms:
consanguineous, kin, kindred, related
antonyms:
unrelated
similar words:
cognate, connected, german, natural
definition 2: similar in nature.
She considers suicide to be akin to murder.The languages of Sweden and Norway are closely akin.
synonyms:
alike, allied, corresponding, kin, kindred, like, similar
antonyms:
alien, different, dissimilar, unlike
similar words:
analogous, close, cognate, correlative, parallel
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