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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)

Full Definition of resemble

re·sem·bledre·sem·bling 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

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

  2. Terrier dogs closely resemble each other.



Origin 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



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