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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
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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Examples for resembles
  • The result is a sheltered but almost seamless house that resembles an airy garden pavilion.
  • Cut in with a pastry blender or pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • The master's degree largely resembles pre-existing degrees.
  • And the bone below the thumb also resembles a human form.
  • It more resembles the sophomoric behavior attributed to fraternities.
  • At times it resembles a plantation model where few get to stay in the house.
  • Next, the review process resembles gestation with all of the risks and changes taking place to textual body.
  • It's another thing to avoid anything that remotely resembles an offensive term.
  • The fruit also has a peculiar color, and the taste resembles that of an apple that has been frozen and thawed out rapidly.
  • The wolverine is a powerful animal that resembles a small bear but is actually the largest member of the weasel family.
British Dictionary definitions for resembles

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 resembles
resemble
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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