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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:36:58 AM

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Which is better?
They are bonded by kin relationships. or They are connected by (through) kin relationships.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:03:14 AM

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They have different meanings.

'connected explains the nature of the link.

I might be remotely connected to someone by kinship but never have met them, and care no more about them than I do a stranger.


Bonded indicates tight, intimate joining.
They are bonded so tightly they would willingly die for the other.



So it depends on what you want to say
Are they relatives - connected by blood? I suspect this is what you mean.
Or are they 'blood brothers' - bonded by family ties?

Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:01:06 AM

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In both cases the implication is that they are connected by blood. I just wanted to see the difference.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:09:10 AM

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Yes, but if people are bonded - that is a deep unbreakable glue.
It could be by being family if you are talking about a culture where family is everything, pathologically so.
But it does not itself describe a family connection. That could be one reason they are bonded - other reasons could be shared experiences such as military service together. But it is not the same as just being connected.
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