Definition of resemble
1 : to be like or similar to he resembles his father
2 archaic : to represent as like
Examples of resemble in a Sentence
He strongly resembles his father in appearance and in temperament.
Terrier dogs closely resemble each other.
Recent Examples of resemble from the Web
Residents had complained the two buildings the current developers proposed were too big and resembled hotels.
The silvery vacuum chamber resembles a zeppelin, the vaguely Art Deco lines of the welds between its stainless steel panels looking at once futuristic and old-fashioned.
The site’s rich interior, which boasts intricate detailing, cast-concrete ornamentation, a chandelier modeled after an Aztec calendar, and a gilded curtain, more closely resembles a mystical movie set than an events venue.
Osman was in the back of the shop at a machine called a master finisher that resembles a standing, encased power sander.
The drama in Romania, a European Union and NATO member of 20 million people, resembles a trend that’s sprouted up in other ex-communist parts of the continent.
A design that resembles a football glued to a harmonica, or something with more of a motorcycle-loving comic book villain vibe?
Instant racing machines resemble slot machines - electronic gaming devices that accommodate betting on horse races previously run.
Some dog and cat owners are swapping hard-plastic, post-surgical veterinary cones with softer contrivances that can resemble airplane neck pillows.
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RESEMBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resemble for English Language Learners
: to look or be like (someone or something)
RESEMBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of resemble for Students
: to be like or similar to This house resembles mine.
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