Definition of akin
- The dog and fox are closely akin.
- His interests are akin to mine.
The two languages are closely akin.
foxes are closely akin to dogs
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approaching, approximating, close, coextensive, coincident, conformable, conforming, consistent, consonant, duplicate, equal, equivalent, identical, indistinguishable, interchangeable, me-too, redundant, same, selfsame, substitutable, synonymous, twin;
on the order of;
: similar or related
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