Definition of alike in English:

alike

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Pronunciation: /əˈlʌɪk
 
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adjective

[predic.]

adverb

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  • 1In the same or a similar way: the girls dressed alike in black trousers and jackets
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    • And, just to underline their point they even insisted on dressing alike, all the time.
    • The culture appears to be undergoing some kind of revival among those who like to express their individuality by dressing alike.
    • Maybe you and your sister have always dressed alike or gotten your hair cut the same way.
    Synonyms
    similarly, the same, just the same, in the same way/manner/fashion, in like manner, identically, uniformly
  • 1.1Used to show that something applies equally to a number of specified subjects: he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alike
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    • He said the dispute had been long-running and a cause of concern to staff and patients alike.
    • Yet, despite all this activity, the subject remains a cause of frustration for doctors and patients alike.
    • These lunchtime performances continue to be popular with staff, patients and visitors alike.

Origin

Old English gelīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gelijk and German gleich, reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse álíkr (adjective) and álíka (adverb).

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