Definitions for resemblerɪˈzɛm bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•sem•blerɪˈzɛm bəl(v.t.)-bled, -bling.

  1. to be like or similar to.

  2. Archaic. to liken or compare.

Origin of resemble:

1300–50; ME < MF resembler, OF, =re-re - +sembler to seem, be like < L similāre, der. of similis like

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resemble(verb)

    appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

    "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. resemble(verb)ɪˈzɛm bəl

    to be similar to

    His laugh resembled the noise a donkey makes.; Physically she resembles her mother.


  1. resemble(Verb)

    To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.

  2. resemble(Verb)

    To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resemble(verb)

    to be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other

  2. Resemble(verb)

    to liken; to compare; to represent as like

  3. Resemble(verb)

    to counterfeit; to imitate

  4. Resemble(verb)

    to cause to imitate or be like

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resemble' in Verbs Frequency: #760

Translations for resemble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to be like or look like

He doesn't resemble either of his parents.

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