alike Definition

  • 1having the same qualities or characteristics
  • 2in a similar way

Using alike: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alike" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The twins looked alike.

  • Example

    The two paintings are very alike in style.

  • Example

    They think alike on many issues.

  • Example

    He treated us all alike.

alike Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with alike

  • everyone or everything being the same or equal


    In this company, all employees are treated all alike.

  • very similar


    The two sisters look much alike.

  • to have similar opinions or ideas


    The two friends think alike on most issues.

Origins of alike

from Old English 'onlice', meaning 'similarly'


Summary: alike in Brief

'Alike' [əˈlaɪk] means having the same qualities or characteristics, or in a similar way. It can be used as an adjective or adverb, and has synonyms like 'similar,' 'like,' and 'comparable.' Phrases like 'all alike' and 'think alike' use 'alike' to denote everyone or everything being the same or having similar opinions. 'Alike' is often used to compare things, as in 'The two paintings are very alike in style.'

How do native speakers use this expression?