verb (used with object), resembled, resembling.
to be like or similar to.
Archaic. to liken or compare.

1300–50; Middle English resemblen < Middle French resembler, Old French, equivalent to re- re- + sembler to seem, be like < Latin similāre, derivative of similis like; see similar

resemblingly, adverb
preresemble, verb, preresembled, preresembling.
unresembling, adjective Unabridged
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resemble (rɪˈzɛmbəl)
(tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
[C14: from Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. resembler (12c.), from re-, intensive prefix, + sembler "to appear, to seem, be like," from L. simulare "to copy."
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Example sentences
It is said that by some strange quirk of biology, dog owners and their pets
  come to resemble each other.
We're not here to help our students make their minds resemble their laptops,
  fast and feverish.
Both have flippers that resemble paddles, which make them powerful and graceful
Several plants in these woods resemble ginseng,so our task is not easy.
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