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resemble

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verb re·sem·ble \ri-ˈzem-bəl\

Simple Definition of resemble

  • : to look or be like (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of resemble

resembled

resembling

play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to be like or similar to <he resembles his father>

  3. 2 archaic :  to represent as like

Examples of resemble in a sentence

  1. He strongly resembles his father in appearance and in temperament.

  2. Terrier dogs closely resemble each other.



Origin and Etymology of resemble

Middle English, from Anglo-French resembler, from re- + sembler to be like, seem, from Latin similare to copy, from similis like — more at same


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with resemble


RESEMBLE Defined for Kids

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verb re·sem·ble \ri-ˈzem-bəl\

Definition of resemble for Students

resembled

resembling

  1. :  to be like or similar to <This house resembles mine.>




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