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1    showing resemblance in qualities, characteristics, or appearance; alike but not identical  
2      (Geometry)   (of two or more figures) having corresponding angles equal and all corresponding sides in the same ratio  
   Compare       congruent       2  
3      (Maths)   (of two classes) equinumerous  
     (C17: from Old French similaire, from Latin similis)  
  similarity      n  
  similarly      adv  
As should not be used after similar: Wilson held a similar position to Jones (not a similar position as Jones); the system is similar to the one in France (not similar as in France)  
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alike, analogous, close, comparable, congruous, corresponding, cut from the same cloth, homogeneous, homogenous, in agreement, like, much the same, of a piece, resembling, uniform  
   antithetical, clashing, contradictory, contrary, different, disparate, dissimilar, diverse, heterogeneous, irreconcilable, opposite, unalike, unrelated, various, varying  

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share ideas based on a similar experience
[Fig.] E.g.: They were both going through a divorce, so they met to compare notes.
have similar qualities or a similar size, position etc to something else
When I was in the 8th grade in Japan, I broke down my right hand, so I needed to write everything by my left hand and my left hand writing did not correspond to my right one.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
transform into something English, render similar to an English person or thing
inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
Ex.: Quite a lot of smokers got into the habit of vaping what they regard as a less harmful alternative to smoking and sometimes as a way to help them cut down or even quit.
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