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.
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
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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