in the same manner or form; similarly: They treated all customers alike.
to the same degree; equally: All three were guilty alike.
having resemblance or similarity; having or showing no marked or important difference: He thinks all politicians are alike.

before 950; Middle English alyke < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ālīkr, cognate with Old English onlīc, Old High German analīh; replacing Middle English ilich, Old English gelīc, cognate with Old Saxon gilīk, Old High German gilīh (German gleich), Gothic galeiks, Old Norse (g)līkr; see like1

alikeness, noun
half-alike, adjective
unalike, adjective, adverb

3. similar, akin.

1. differently. Unabridged
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alike (əˈlaɪk)
1.  possessing the same or similar characteristics: they all look alike to me
2.  in the same or a similar manner, way, or degree: they walk alike
[Old English gelīc; see like1]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. gelic and/or onlice "similar," from P.Gmc. *galikam "associated form" (cf. O.Fris. gelik, Ger. gleich, Goth. galeiks, O.N. glikr; see like).
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Example sentences
They sound alike, look alike and have similar tastes in music.
Previous researchers had provided lists of similar-sounding and look-alike
  words, but their methods were unscientific.
Students and professors alike must be proactive in talking with one another and
  in listening to one another.
Cynics note that the muddled customs regime in the breakaway region is
  lucrative for outsiders and insiders alike.
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