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Definition of "akin" []

  • Of the same kin; related by blood. (adjective)
  • Having a similar quality or character; analogous. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form. (adjective)
  • Related by blood; of the same kin (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having similar characteristics, properties, etc (adjective)

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Use "akin" in a sentence
  • "I froze, with an expression akin to Bambi caught in headlights."
  • "Beside him, Jaina was looking at him with an expression akin to awe."
  • "When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child."