US: /əˈfɪnəti/, /əˈfɪnɪti/
UK: /ɐfˈɪnɪti/

English Vietnamese dictionary

affinity /ə'finiti/
  • danh từ
    • mối quan hệ, sự giống nhau về cấu trúc (giữa các loài vật, cây cỏ, ngôn ngữ)
    • sự giống nhau về tính tình
    • quan hệ thân thuộc với họ nhà vợ, quan hệ thân thuộc với họ nhà chồng
    • sự thu hút, sự hấp dẫn, sự lôi cuốn; sự đồng cảm
    • sự ham thích
      • to have an affinity for something: ham thích ham thích cái gì
    • (hoá học) ái lực
      • chemical affinity: ái lực hoá học

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural affinities) (formal)
1 [sing.] ~ (for / with sb/sth)
~ (between A and B) a strong feeling that you understand sb/sth and like them or it: Sam was born in the country and had a deep affinity with nature. + Humans have a special affinity for dolphins.
2 [U, C] ~ (with sb/sth)
~ (between A and B) a close relationship between two people or things that have similar qualities, structures or features: There is a close affinity between Italian and Spanish.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 relationship, kinship, closeness, alliance, connection or Brit connexion; sympathy, rapport:
He felt an affinity with other redheaded people.
2 friendliness, fondness, liking, leaning, bent, inclination, taste, partiality, attractiveness, attraction:
I have an affinity for the sea.

Collocation dictionary

1 strong feeling that you like/understand sb/sth


close, great, natural, real, special, strong
I felt a great affinity with the people of the Highlands.
| natural
He has a natural affinity with numbers.


feel, have, share
It's important that you share an affinity with your husband.
| display, show


~ between
an affinity between the two women
| ~ for
Many girls do show an affinity for craft skills.
| ~ towards
Jo feels a great affinity towards Pamela.
| ~ with
an affinity with animals

2 similar quality in two or more people/things


close, great


degree, level


A house design should have some affinity with the surrounding architecture.
| show
In his poems he showed some affinity with Coleridge.


~ between
There is a close affinity between these two species.
| ~ with
an affinity with earlier poets

Concise English dictionary

+the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
+(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
+(anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
+(biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts
+a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
+inherent resemblance between persons or things
+a natural attraction or feeling of kinship