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akin    : [ək'ɪn]
Akin \A*kin"\, a. [Pref. a- (for of) kin.]
1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as,
the two families are near akin.
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2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the
same kind. "A joy akin to rapture." --Cowper.
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The literary character of the work is akin to its
moral character. --Jeffrey.
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Note: This adjective is used only after the noun.
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adj 1: similar in quality or character; "a feeling akin to
terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related
to the collector" [synonym: {akin(p)}, {kindred}]
2: related by blood [synonym: {akin(p)}, {blood-related}, {cognate},
{consanguine}, {consanguineous}, {consanguineal}, {kin(p)}]

80 Moby Thesaurus words for "akin":
accordant, according, affiliated, affinal, affinitive, agnate,
agreeable, agreeing, alike, allied, amicable, analogous, at one,
attuned, avuncular, closely related, cognate, collateral,
comparable, compatible, concordant, conforming, congeneric,
congenerous, congenial, connate, connatural, connected,
consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous, consonant, conspecific,
correlative, corresponding, distantly related, empathetic,
empathic, en rapport, enate, foster, frictionless,
genetically related, german, germane, harmonious, harmonizing,
in accord, in concert, in rapport, in tune, incident, inharmony,
kindred, like, like-minded, matrilateral, matrilineal,
matroclinous, novercal, of common source, of one mind,
of the blood, parallel, patrilateral, patrilineal, patroclinous,
peaceful, related, related by blood, sib, sibling, similar,
sympathetic, together, understanding, undifferentiated, uniform,
united, uterine

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