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resemble

[ri-zem-buh l] /rɪˈzɛm bəl/
verb (used with object), resembled, resembling.
1.
to be like or similar to.
2.
Archaic. to liken or compare.
Origin of resemble
1300-1350
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
Related forms
resemblingly, adverb
preresemble, verb, preresembled, preresembling.
unresembling, adjective
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  • They resemble the squirrel in appearance as well as in some of their habits.

  • I answered that there was every reason why I should resemble her.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • They live in houses which resemble beehives, into which you must creep.

    Pine Needles Susan Bogert Warner
  • Did they resemble the Aztecs in these respects or the West Indians?

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • Look at my face more attentively, and see if the features do not resemble those of a man much known to you formerly.

    The Abbot Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for resemble

resemble

/rɪˈzɛmbəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to possess some similarity to; be like
Derived Forms
resembler, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like
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Word Origin and History for resemble
v.

mid-14c., from Old French resembler "belike" (12c., Modern French ressemble), from re-, intensive prefix, + sembler "to appear, to seem, be like," from Latin simulare "to copy" (see similar (adj.)). Related: Resembled; resembling.

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