resemble

[ri-zem-buhl]
verb (used with object), resembled, resembling.
1.
to be like or similar to.
2.
Archaic. to liken or compare.

Origin:
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
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resemble (rɪˈzɛmbəl)
 
vb
(tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
 
[C14: from Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like]
 
re'sembler
 
n

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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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Example sentences
To keep stakes close at hand, he devised containers resembling the quivers that
  hold arrows.
In winter, tubers send up flowers resembling birds in flight.
Something resembling a pillow seems to bulge out of another casket.
Those resembling a prototypical sound in the home language are taken in and
  interpreted as the home sound.
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