Definition of akin in English:

akin

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Pronunciation: /əˈkɪn
 
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adjective

[predicative]
1Of similar character: something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her genius and madness are akin
More example sentences
  • The limestone pavement gives the island a character akin to the Burren with a similar flora.
  • This gives it a unique character, more akin to a board game such as chess than to a normal card game.
  • As Ray puts it, this is akin to the change and variation occurring among the characters in a story.
Synonyms
1.1Related by blood: my parents were akin, probably half cousins

Origin

mid 16th century: contracted form of of kin.

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