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akin

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adjective \ə-ˈkin\

Simple Definition of akin

  • : similar or related

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of akin

  1. 1 :  related by blood :  descended from a common ancestor or prototype

  2. 2 :  essentially similar, related, or compatible <his interests are akin to mine>

Examples of akin in a sentence

  1. The two languages are closely akin.

  2. <foxes are closely akin to dogs>



1567

First Known Use of akin

1567


AKIN Defined for Kids

akin

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adjective \ə-ˈkin\

Definition of akin for Students

  1. 1 :  related by blood <They discovered that they were akin—cousins, in fact.>

  2. 2 :  similar <Your hobbies are akin to mine.>





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