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English definition of “same”

same

pronoun (EXACTLY LIKE)    /seɪm/
the same as A2 exactly like: People say I look just the same as my sister. John thinks the same as I do - it's just too expensive.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities the same B2 not changed: After all these years you look exactly the same - you haven't changed a bit. Charles is just the same as always.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities Grammar:Same, similar, identicalSame means that two or more things are exactly like one another. We can use same as an adjective before a noun or as a pronoun. When we use same to compare people or things, we must use it with the:See more
(Definition of same pronoun (EXACTLY LIKE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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