[ uh-kin ]
/ əˈkɪn /


of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively): cousins who were too closely akin for marriage.
allied by nature; having the same properties: Something akin to vertigo was troubling her.
having or showing an affinity; kindred: They are emotionally but not intellectually akin.

Origin of akin

First recorded in 1580–90; see origin at a-2, kin
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British Dictionary definitions for akin

/ (əˈkɪn) /

adjective (postpositive)

related by blood; of the same kin
(often foll by to) having similar characteristics, properties, etc
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