Meaning of akin
Pronunciation: (u-kin'), [key]
- 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.
- akin (Thesaurus)