Definition of akin adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

akin

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//əˈkɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɪn//
 
 
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akin to something (formal) similar to What he felt was more akin to pity than love. She was wearing something akin to a pineapple on her head. This game is closely akin to hockey. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: contracted form of of kin.
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