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akin

adjective \ə-ˈkin\

: similar or related

Full Definition of AKIN

1
:  related by blood :  descended from a common ancestor or prototype
2
:  essentially similar, related, or compatible <his interests are akin to mine>

Examples of AKIN

  1. The two languages are closely akin.
  2. <foxes are closely akin to dogs>

First Known Use of AKIN

1567
AKIN Defined for Kids

akin

adjective \ə-ˈkin\

Definition of AKIN for Kids

1
:  related by blood <They discovered that they were akin—cousins, in fact.>
2
:  similar <Your hobbies are akin to mine.>

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