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similaradjective

us   /ˈsɪm·ə·lər/
looking or being almost the same, although not exactly: They both went to Ivy League schools and have similar backgrounds. He used similar tactics to win the last election.
similarly
adverb us   /ˈsɪm·ə·lər·li/
The disease affects both sexes similarly.
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similaradjective

uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/ us   /ˈsɪm.ə.lɚ/
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Translations of “similar”
in Korean 비슷한…
in Arabic مُشابِه…
in Malaysian serupa…
in French semblable…
in Russian похожий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相似的,近似的…
in Italian simile, somigliante…
in Turkish benzer, aynı türden…
in Polish podobny…
in Spanish parecido, similar, semejante…
in Vietnamese tương tự…
in Portuguese parecido…
in Thai เหมือนกัน…
in German ähnlich…
in Catalan semblant…
in Japanese 似ている, 同じような…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相似的,近似的…
in Indonesian serupa…
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