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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike

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

Examples of alike in a Sentence

  1. regulations that are disapproved of by teachers and students alike

Origin and Etymology of alike

see 2alike


First Known Use: 14th century


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alike

adjective

Definition of alike

  1. :  exhibiting close resemblance without being identical alike in their beliefs

alikeness

noun

Examples of alike in a Sentence

  1. The two cars are much alike.

  2. all the houses in the neighborhood are alike in that they all have a one-car garage and a fenced-in backyard

Origin and Etymology of alike

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


First Known Use: 15th century


ALIKE Defined for English Language Learners

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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : in the same way

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alike

adjective

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : similar in appearance, nature, or form


ALIKE Defined for Kids

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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike for Students

  1. :  in the same way The two friends think alike.


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alike

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adjective

Definition of alike for Students

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



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