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>
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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