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alike

adverb \ ə-ˈlīk \

Definition of alike

: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

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Origin and Etymology of alike

see 2alike


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alike

adjective

Definition of alike

: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

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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


ALIKE Defined for English Language Learners

alike

adverb

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : in the same way


alike

adjective

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : similar in appearance, nature, or form


ALIKE Defined for Kids

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alike

adverb \ ə-ˈlīk \

Definition of alike for Students

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

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alike

adjective

Definition of alike for Students

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


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