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
The attackers wore large canisters, likely meant to resemble suicide vests.
On the streets of downtown Woodburn — which resembles a Mexican town in many ways, with numerous taquerias, signs written in Spanish and wall murals — people are excited about Alonso Leon’s election.
On the streets of downtown Woodburn — which resembles a Mexican town in many ways, with numerous taquerias, signs written in Spanish and wall murals —
Unlike other slides at the park, the Kraken is the only slide riders go down head first on a mat with handles that resembles a snow sled.
Most homeowners would prefer for their bathrooms to resemble resort spas rather than rehab hospital suites, which is easier to achieve today than ever before.
At the same time, the two poles don't really resemble each other, which is puzzling, according to Bolton.
Spirit inhabits a former Moose lodge in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh's working-class neighborhood voted most likely to resemble Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The underside of the span superstructure has rounded lights meant to resemble musical notes.
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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
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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