alike /əˈlʌɪk/


I. adjective [ predic.]

1. (of two or more people or things) similar to each other

the brothers were very much alike
the houses all looked alike.
II. adverb

1. in the same or a similar way

the girls dressed alike in black trousers and jackets.
2. used to show that something applies equally to a number of specified subjects

he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alike.
– origin Old English gelīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gelijk and German gleich, reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse álíkr (adjective) and álíka (adverb).

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