alike(p), similar, like(adverb)
having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
"parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"
in a like manner
"they walk alike"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alike is a comprehensive word, signifying as applied to two or more objects that some or all qualities of one are the same as those of the other or others; by modifiers alike may be made to express more or less resemblance; as, these houses are somewhat (i. e., partially) alike; or, these houses are exactly (i. e., in all respects) alike. Cotton and wool are alike in this, that they can both be woven into cloth. Substances are homogeneous which are made up of elements of the same kind, or which are the same in structure. Two pieces of iron may be homogeneous in material, while not alike in size or shape. In geometry, two triangles are equal when they can be laid over one another, and fit, line for line and angle for angle; they are equivalent when they simply contain the same amount of space. An identical proposition is one that says the same thing precisely in subject and predicate. Similar refers to close resemblance, which yet leaves room for question or denial of complete likeness or identity. To say "this is the identical man," is to say not merely that he is similar to the one I have in mind, but that he is the very same person. Things are analogous when they are similar in idea, plan, use, or character, tho perhaps quite unlike in appearance; as, the gills of fishes are said to be analogous to the lungs in terrestrial animals.
The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.
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Translations for alike
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- semejante, parecido, igualSpanish
- samannäköinen, samanlainenFinnish
- pareillement, analogue, semblable, pareilFrench
- simile, nello stesso modoItalian
- gelijk, hetzelfdeDutch
- схо́жий, подо́бный, подо́бно, тако́й же, похо́жий, похо́же, одина́ковый, одина́ково, то́чно та́к жеRussian
- liknande, likadan, likaSwedish
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