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Roget category 17

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.2. Relation
›› 1.2.3. Partial relation

#17. Similarity


similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblanceaffinity, approximation, parallelismagreement etc. 23analogy, analogicalnesscorrespondence, homoiousia, parity.
connaturalness, connaturalitybrotherhood, family likeness.
alliteration, rhyme, pun.
repetition etc. 104sameness etc. (identity) 13uniformity etc. 16isogamy.
analoguethe likematch, pendant, fellow companion, pair, mate, twin, double, counterpart, brother, sisterone's second self, alter ego, chip of the old block, par nobile fratrum [Lat.], Arcades ambo, birds of a feather, et hoc genus omne [Lat.]gens de meme famille [Fr.].
parallelsimiletype etc. (metaphor) 521image etc. (representation) 554photographclose resemblance, striking resemblance, speaking resemblance, faithful likeness, faithful resemblance.


be similar etc. adj. — look like, resemble, bear resemblancesmack of, savor of, approximateparallel, match, rhyme withtake afterimitate etc. 19favor, span [U.S.].
render similar etc. adj. — assimilate, approximate, bring nearconnaturalize, make alikerhyme, pun.


similarresembling etc. v. — like, aliketwin.
analogous, analogicalparallel, of a piece [Fr.] such as, sohomoiousian.
connatural, congener, allied toakin to etc. (consanguineous) 11.
approximate, much the same, near, close, something like, sort of, in the ballpark, such likea show ofmock, pseudo, simulating, representing.
exact etc. (true) 494lifelike, faithfultrue to nature, true to life, the very image, the very picture offor all the world like, comme deux gouttes d'eau [Fr.]as like as two peas in a pod, as like as it can stareinstar omnium [Lat.], cast in the same mold, ridiculously like.


as if, so to speakas it were, as if it werequasi, just as, veluti in speculum [Lat.].


et sic de similibus [Lat.]tel maitre tel valet [Fr.]tel pere tel fils [Fr.]like master, like servantlike father, like sonthe fruit doesn't fall far from the treea chip off the old block

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