(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. consanguinity; relatives, kinfolk[s], kinsmen; clan, tribe; brothers, sisters, cousins, parents, etc.; kindred spirits, congenial people. —adj. related, akin, al-lied; congenial. See relation, benevolence.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. similar, like, akin; see alike 2 , related 2 , 3 .
See Synonym Study at related . n.
Syn. kin, relations, relatives; see family 1 , relative .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
similar, like, related, matching, corresponding, parallel, close, allied.
ANT.: different, opposite, unrelated
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A group of people sharing common ancestry: clan, family, house, lineage, stock, tribe. Idioms: flesh and blood, kith and kin. See KIN. 2. One's relatives collectively: family, kin, kinfolk. See KIN. II adjective Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin: agnate, akin, allied, cognate, connate, connatural, consanguine, consanguineous, related. See KIN.

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