Definition of alike adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈlaɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlaɪk//
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  1. 1in a very similar way They tried to treat all their children alike.
  2. 2used after you have referred to two people or groups, to mean ‘both’ or ‘equally’ Good management benefits employers and employees alike.
  3. Word OriginOld English gelīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gelijk and German gleich, reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse álíkr (adjective) and álíka (adverb).Idioms
    great minds think alike
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    (informal, humorous) used to say that you and another person must both be very clever because you have had the same idea or agree about something
    (saying) used to say that everyone should share things equally and in a fair way
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