resemble

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verb re·sem·ble \ri-ˈzem-bəl\

Definition of resemble

resembled

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resembling

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  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.

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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


RESEMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

resemble

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verb re·sem·ble \ri-ˈzem-bəl\

Definition of resemble for English Language Learners

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


RESEMBLE Defined for Kids

resemble

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verb re·sem·ble \ri-ˈzem-bəl\

Definition of resemble for Students

resembled

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resembling

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



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