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 By mid-2016, Trump had a direct line to more than 10 million people — Republicans, Democrats and bots alike. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Here lies @realDonaldTrump, having tweeted itself to death," 9 Jan. 2021 The invasion of the Capitol building, a powerful symbol of the nation’s democracy, rattled Republicans and Democrats alike. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "President Trump won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration," 8 Jan. 2021 Actors, directors, and theaters were quick to denounce Warner Bros.’ move as a bait-and-switch tactic to buoy an underperforming streaming platform, and for moviegoers and moviemakers alike, this streaming shakeup leaves many questions. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "How will Warner Bros. streaming impact moviegoing? Three questions.," 8 Jan. 2021 Vanessa Hudgens reprises her dual roles in this sequel to the 2018 rom-com about a Chicago baker who trades places with her royal look-alike. Los Angeles Times, "Yes, Virginia, there are movies this holiday season. Here’s where to find them," 19 Nov. 2020 Celebrities and fans alike rallied to defend Harry Styles on Monday in response to a negative tweet about the artist from conservative author Candace Owens. NBC News, "Candace Owens gets backlash from Harry Styles fans over 'bring back manly men' tweet," 17 Nov. 2020 For months, celebrities, athletes and national politicians alike have demanded justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old unarmed Black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville police in her apartment on March 13. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "How celebrities, public officials reacted to grand jury indictment in Breonna Taylor case," 24 Sep. 2020 There have been claims from both Trump supporters and critics alike that, with the balance of the court tilting conservative, the justices could, in fact, find a way to flip the results. TheWeek, "Supreme Court denies GOP request to block Pennsylvania election certification," 8 Dec. 2020 In his fifth season, Bosa has emerged as one of the Chargers’ leaders and a player teammates and opponents alike admire. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "In drop-the-mic performance, Chargers’ Joey Bosa exudes that he’s a good sport," 3 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But these cute, fluffy, energetic long-haired chihuahuas are more alike than different. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clone Your Dog," 21 Dec. 2020 Many households have a real-life Grinch—a family member who balks at the look-alike parade. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Matching Christmas Pajamas Are Either the Best or Worst Part of the Holidays," 17 Dec. 2020 The experiences that came out of that day were both alike and different from those of 2020. Dallas News, "As they did in World War II, words of FDR resonate during today’s times of pandemic-driven anxiety," 2 Dec. 2020 The people in the room can’t be all alike or in agreement. Fortune, "Better conversations: The 7 essential elements of meaningful communication," 24 Nov. 2020 A few months ago, a scathing investigation, produced by ProPublica and the New Yorker, pointed out that the company's cut-rate stores — along with those of its look-alike competitor Family Dollar — are crime magnets. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Downtown Minneapolis will have a dollar store. Does that mean we're going downscale?," 20 Nov. 2020 Flours are not all alike and drastically differ in freshness, flavor, nutrition, protein content, consistency and baking uses. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not all flour is alike; here's how to work with fresh flours from whole grains," 17 Nov. 2020 Use pinking shears and our free printable pattern to cut look-alike holly leaves. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Make a Felt Holly Wreath for Your Holiday Front Door," 29 Oct. 2020 All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. WSJ, "The Changing Meaning of Tolerance, and Its Lack," 13 Oct. 2020

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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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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Alike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alike. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for alike

alike

adverb
How to pronounce alike (audio)

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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