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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: similaire, from Latin similis 'like, similar'

similar

adjective
     
sim‧i‧lar S1 W1
almost the same [↪ alike; ≠ different]:
We have similar tastes in music.
Both approaches seem to achieve similar results.
A number of his friends had been affected in a similar way.
The two products look quite similar.
similar to
Her ideas are quite similar to mine.
similar in
The two cars are very similar in size and design.
broadly/roughly similar
The two groups have broadly similar aims.
remarkably/strikingly similar
The speech was strikingly similar to one given by the American President earlier this year.

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