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

Skaggs' teammates, Angels fans and players throughout MLB alike were moved by the no-hitter. Emily Caron, SI.com, "MLB Moved by Angels' No-Hitter As Players Pay Tribute to Tyler Skaggs," 13 July 2019 Bell told Access Hollywood that fans and newcomers to the series alike will be able to jump right in with the story. Ashley Boucher, PEOPLE.com, "Kristen Bell Reveals How Her Daughters Inspired the Veronica Mars Reboot," 13 July 2019 This year’s All-Star Game featured dozens of attractive young players who should appeal to both committed and casual fans alike, but MLB wasn’t taking any chances. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles rookie John Means takes bow in All-Star Game — but only during pregame introductions," 10 July 2019 In short, royal fans and tabloids alike are fueling the idea there is, indeed, a Sussex-Cambridge feud and that Prince William and Kate Middleton didn't want to attend Archie's christening. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "People Keep Analyzing Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Behavior at Archie’s Christening," 8 July 2019 Like millions of Americans, Greenseid and Nystrom are stressed and outraged by the rising costs of prescription drugs in the United States — a problem Republicans and Democrats alike have promised to fix. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, "As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine," 16 June 2019 Like millions of Americans, Greenseid and Nystrom are stressed and outraged by the rising costs of prescription drugs in the United States — a problem Republicans and Democrats alike have promised to fix. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "As insulin costs soar, American diabetics drive to Canada," 16 June 2019 Roy’s latest tactic drew praise from allies but triggered grousing from Republicans and Democrats alike, some of it on Twitter. Bill Lambrecht, ExpressNews.com, "Texas Rep. Chip Roy again pushes House into OT, irking the ‘swamp creatures’," 14 June 2019 This carbon fee and dividend approach appeals to Democrats and Republicans alike and may provide common ground for a bipartisan way forward. Bob Taylor, latimes.com, "Orange County congressional delegation supports climate-change solutions," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 But analysts and Turkey’s allies alike question whether Ankara can bring the desperate and disparate rebel fighters to heel. Angela Charlton, The Seattle Times, "Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace," 25 Sep. 2018 Boulos has two sisters, Oriane and Sophie, and a look-alike brother, Fares, an actor who trained under famed L.A. acting coach Constance Tillotson. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Inside Tiffany Trump's Relationship with New Boyfriend Michael Boulos," 18 Mar. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up The current raft of look-alike performances has sent many viewers to Google and YouTube for side-by-side comparisons of the real and the acted. Peter Funt, WSJ, "Hollywood’s Mimicry Can Miss the Point," 21 Feb. 2019 It was recently revealed that Prince Harry and Prince Philip look way more alike than anyone previously realized. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Looks Exactly Like a Young Prince Charles & Fans Are Going Wild," 17 Nov. 2018

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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 and Adverb

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

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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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