Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin
For the first time in his life, he felt something akin to pity for Kris.
Species of birds akin to those of Africa also occur in Celebes.
But he stopped, a twinge of something akin to regret filtering through the hard layers protecting his emotions.
It is admitted on all hands that the Hexapoda are akin to the Chilopoda.
Something akin to getting a date with Miss America: Sure, in theory, possible—but realistically, it ain't gonna happen.