Difference between Similar and Like

What is the difference between Similar and Like?

Similar as an adjective is having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable. while Like as an adjective is similar


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable. of triangles, etc., having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional (the same shape, but possibly different size).

Example sentence: Like Nemesis of Greek tragedy, the central problem of America after the Civil War, as before, was the black man: those four million souls whom the nation had used and degraded, and on whom the South had built an oligarchy similar to the colonial imperialism of today, erected on cheap colored labor and raising raw material for manufacture.


Part of speech: adverb

Definition: for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples

Part of speech: conjunction

Definition: As if; as though.

Part of speech: interjection

Definition: Used to place emphasis upon a statement.

Part of speech: preposition

Definition: Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of.

Part of speech: particle


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: similar

Part of speech: noun

Definition: Something that a person likes (prefers).(sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To please.To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.

Example sentence: Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.

We hope you now know whether to use Similar or Like in your sentence.

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