alike

adverb
\ ə-ˈlīk How to pronounce alike (audio) \

Definition of alike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the same manner, form, or degree : equally was denounced by teachers and students alike

alike

adjective

Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: exhibiting close resemblance without being identical alike in their beliefs

Other Words from alike

Adjective

alikeness noun

Examples of alike in a Sentence

Adverb regulations that are disapproved of by teachers and students alike Adjective The two cars are much alike. all the houses in the neighborhood are alike in that they all have a one-car garage and a fenced-in backyard
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Yasmin Williams, an instrumentalist alike in ear and hand, guests. Nathan Rizzo | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2022 Organizations that don’t invest effort into creating a positive company culture are often penalized with a rapidly revolving door of employees, with younger employees and senior talent alike leaving for less stressful opportunities. Christopher Tompkins, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Shuster mingles with familiarity among Israelis and Arabs alike in Jerusalem; a childhood in the mixed village of Wahat al-Salam-Neve Shalom left her multilingual and easygoing. The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2021 That ends December 9, when the two tech households, alike in dignity, are scheduled to split. Eric Vilas-boas, Vulture, 8 Dec. 2021 The pandemic shook every end of cultural life and, in doing so, gave composers, musicians and institutions alike fresh impetus to examine the very foundations of the art form. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2021 The antibodies the researchers pulled out of people doubly dosed with Pfizer were, on average, 25 times less able to neutralize an Omicron look-alike in the lab. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 8 Dec. 2021 For nearly a year, the band played into a headwind of tabloid headlines and social media chaos focused on Felker’s personal life and a series of abrupt, high-profile concert cancellations that left fans and venues alike seeking answers. Josh Crutchmer, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2021 Bus drivers and parents alike attempting to drop off or pick up students at Hillside Middle School are well aware of the stressful situation that takes place when a vehicle is parked along the congested Education Park Drive. John Benson, cleveland, 10 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Next to me was Frido Mann, the author’s look-alike grandson, who had donated the piano to the house. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 9 Dec. 2021 Money makes a big difference, of course, but, regardless of background, kids in school are more alike than many people grant. Alan J. Borsuk, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Aug. 2021 Some may lead to look-alike websites created by scammers to trick people into downloading malware, making dead-end purchases and sharing private information. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 22 Nov. 2021 Luckily, there are several elegant look-alike tops on Amazon that achieve the same feminine effect without the designer price tag. Jennifer Chan, PEOPLE.com, 18 Nov. 2021 O’Connor used a stencil to re-create the look of the original yellowed wallpaper, and spent hours tracking down look-alike furniture. Tommie Ethington, Rolling Stone, 5 Nov. 2021 The attorney general said a single bag of look-alike Cheetos can contain 600 milligrams of THC. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Rounding out the trio of Hudgens' characters is Margaret's feisty look-alike cousin Fiona, sporting her long blonde hairdo. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 21 Oct. 2021 Using look-alike audiences: The audience that engages with your Shop ads likely has a high intent to purchase. Zarnaz Arlia, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of alike

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alike

Adjective

Middle English ilik, ilich (from Old English gelīc) & alik, alteration of Old English onlīc, from on + līc body — more at like entry 1

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Time Traveler for alike

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The first known use of alike was in the 14th century

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“Alike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alike. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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alike

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of alike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the same way

alike

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: similar in appearance, nature, or form

alike

adverb
\ ə-ˈlīk How to pronounce alike (audio) \

Kids Definition of alike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the same way The two friends think alike.

alike

adjective

Kids Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: being like each other : similar in appearance, nature, or form All the shapes are alike.

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