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
Officials queue up to praise him, while critics are reduced to posting online pictures of Winnie-the-Pooh, whom the president supposedly resembles.
Even the vaunted American military seems more skilled at blowing things up than at achieving anything resembling victory.
Charred onion pho dip with tendon puffs could rule any Super Bowl spread, while the truffled toad-in-a-hole resembles an amplified riff on the croque madame.
The group filed the lawsuit after Healey began cracking down on guns that resemble assault rifles last summer as part of the state's assault weapon ban.
In a ceremony essentially fit for royalty, the Heat’s new trio of basketball stars soaked in an atmosphere that resembled more of a rock concert than an introductory news conference.
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.
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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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