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 in a sentence
The two languages are closely akin.
<foxes are closely akin to dogs>
First Known Use of akin
AKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of akin for English Language Learners
: similar or related
AKIN Defined for Kids
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