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Akin



of ; 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.
Contemporary Examples

In an interview with The Daily Beast on Monday, akin acknowledged that he choose his words poorly.
It Sounds Like Todd Akin Only Wants to Talk About Rape Gideon Resnick July 16, 2014

akin is hoping he can capitalize on grassroots anger with Republican leadership.
GOP Grassroots Furious at Romney Over Akin, Abortion Rape Exception Michelle Goldberg August 22, 2012

Meanwhile, Republicans who recognize how toxic the akin claim is to the party brand have rushed to denounce him.
Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Claim a Peek Behind Anti-Abortion Curtain Kirsten Powers August 20, 2012

Since some passages of the book have emerged online, even Republicans have run away from akin.
It Sounds Like Todd Akin Only Wants to Talk About Rape Gideon Resnick July 16, 2014

The akin fiasco could not have been more poorly timed for Republicans.
Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Timing Couldn’t Be Worse for Republicans Mark McKinnon August 21, 2012

Historical Examples

Pleasure is of the first, wisdom or knowledge of the third class, while reason or mind is akin to the fourth or highest.
Philebus Plato

But the time had passed when my affections and those of my master were akin.
The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan

We see something in it akin to the trick of the rhetorician, who seeks to hide poverty of thought under glittering phrases.
Great Musical Composers George T. Ferris

Or that his nature, being such as we have delineated, is akin to the highest good?
The Republic Plato

The impulses are akin, and the crime of suicide lies rather in its disregard for the feelings of those whom we leave behind.
Howards End E. M. Forster

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

1550s, from phrase of kin; see kin.

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