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English definition of “similar”

similar

adjective     /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/ US  /-ə.lɚ/
B1 looking or being almost , but not exactly , the same: My father and I have similar views on politics . I bought some new shoes which are very similar to a pair I had before. Paul is very similar in appearance to his brother .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:
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