(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. analogous, resembling, like; akin. See similarity. Ant., unlike, different.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [With the same qualities]
Syn. like, same, self-same, neither more nor less, without distinction or difference, twin, one, indistinguishable, copied, facsimile, duplicate, consubstantial, matched, mated, equal, matching, identical, one and the same, all one, chip off the old block*, in the same boat*, on all fours with*, the very image of*.
Ant. distinct, incongruous*, heterogeneous.
2. [With similar qualities]
Syn. analogous, akin, kindred, like, similar, much the same, comparable, homologous, parallel, correspondent, resembling, related, cognate, approximate, proximate, proportionate, equivalent, allied, associated, corresponding, of that kind, of a kind, congeneric, concurrent, nearly the same, of the same kidney*, same but different*, the same more or less*.
Ant. different*, dissimilar, unlike.
3. [In like manner]
Syn. similarly, equally, likewise, in common, in the same manner, to the same degree, comparably, consonantly, answerable to, analogously, comparatively, in accordance with, correspondently, the same way.
Ant. differently*, dissimilarly, divergently.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
like, similar, identical, comparable, kindred, corresponding, mirror images.
ANT.: unlike, disparate, contrasting
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics: analogous, comparable, corresponding, equivalent, like2, parallel, similar, uniform. See SAME.

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