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

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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

Senate Bill 206, lauded by Democrats and Republicans alike, would give college athletes the right to earn money for use of their name, image or likeness. Los Angeles Times, "News Analysis: California’s Legislature tackled big issues in 2019. Bigger fights might be coming," 16 Sep. 2019 Digital conflict and military action are increasingly intertwined, and civilian targets – private businesses and everyday internet users alike – are vulnerable in the digital crossfire. Scott Shackelford, The Conversation, "In a world of cyber threats, the push for cyber peace is growing," 3 Sep. 2019 In academic, social, and professional settings alike, conservatives feel hesitant to express their beliefs for fear of retribution. Christopher Tremoglie, National Review, "Conservatives Need Courage," 12 Aug. 2019 Welcome back, to fans and sad sack wasp traps alike, to the craven death pit of greed and egomania that is Succession. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Succession Season 2 Roy Family Power Rankings," 8 Aug. 2019 This will be great news to both fans and Kante alike, with last season's more advanced role in the midfield only bringing the World Cup winner four goals and four assists. SI.com, "N'Golo Kante: How Chelsea Hit the Jackpot When They Signed the Diminutive Frenchman," 16 July 2019 The blue-collar brand's $30 work pants, worn by restaurant and construction workers alike, are often spotted on celebrities. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Workwear favorite Dickies, thriving under new owner, sees founding family member step aside," 11 July 2019 To paraphrase Anna Karenina: Happy relationships are all alike; every unhappy relationship is happy in its own way. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "The Most Achy-Breaky Songs About Cheating," 5 July 2019 Rather than using drawers that all look alike, Lewis designed a produce holder that recalls apple crates at a farmers’ market (this keeps the refrigerator less cluttered during cooler months). Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "6 Genius Small-Space Tricks to Steal from a Rustic London Kitchen," 27 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Grande is suing the clothing chain Forever 21 and its spin-off cosmetics brand, Riley Rose, alleging the company used a look-alike model to impersonate her in a new ad campaign. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Ariana Grande suing Forever 21 for $10 million for using look-alike model and copying music video," 4 Sep. 2019 Elizabeth Hurley’s look-alike son is following in her high-fashion footsteps! Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Elizabeth Hurley's Son Damian Recreates Her Iconic Versace Safety Pin Outfit on Red Carpet," 25 July 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Washington Post, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns, and his first case is a tangle of sex and lies," 20 June 2019 The one-time token numbers are short-lived, but they can still be obtained by quick-moving attackers who enter credentials into a real Google account immediately after a target enters them in to a look-alike phishing site. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "I’ll be passing on Google’s new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here’s why," 12 June 2019 Three Chiefs pulls off the miraculous feat of turning confections into beer, producing taste-alike riffs on baked goods from banana bread to crème brûlée. David Klein, latimes.com, "What goes into an $899 bottle of beer? Lots of coconut and hype," 10 June 2019

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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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Dictionary Entries near alike

aligreek

alii

aliipoe

alike

Alikuluf

alilonghi

alim

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

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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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