Definition of akin
1 : related by blood : descended from a common ancestor or prototype The dog and fox are closely akin.
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
Recent Examples of akin from the Web
Dynan also notes that given the wild fluctuation in home prices since 2006, some Americans now see housing wealth as akin to volatile assets like stocks and may be more hesitant to spend it.
The conclusion suggests the BOJ’s impact on stocks is more akin to Japan’s past foreign-exchange intervention -- where officials would move the market for short time periods, though have no lasting effect.
Funding comes from the US government’s High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office, which was set up in 2000 to create weapons more akin to science fiction novels.
With the exception of an allergic reaction, their venom is not fatal to humans and feels more akin to a bee sting.
But Deford was a departure from Jenkins, whose gift was caricature akin to the spirit of Mark Twain or the most gifted political cartoonists.
In the past, intercepting an ICBM has proven incredibly difficult—akin to hitting one bullet with another at an exceptional distance, officials say.
In New Haven, pizza is something akin to a religion, and there are different sects.
The key was their tumors’ genetic defect, known as mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, which is akin to a missing spell check on their DNA.
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Origin and Etymology of akin
First Known Use: 1525
AKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of akin for English Language Learners
: similar or related
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