appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
"She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"
To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
to be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other
to liken; to compare; to represent as like
to counterfeit; to imitate
to cause to imitate or be like
Origin: [F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like, similar. See Similar.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-zem′bl, v.t. to be similar to: to have the likeness of: to possess similar qualities or appearance: to compare: to make like.—adj. Resemblable, admitting of being compared.—n. Resem′blance, the state of resembling: similitude: likeness: similarity: that which is similar.—adj. Resem′blant.—n. Resem′bler.—adj. Resem′bling.—adv. Resem′blingly. [O. Fr. resembler (Fr. ressembler)—re-, again, sembler, to seem—L. simulāre, to make like—similis, like.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'resemble' in Verbs Frequency: #760
The numerical value of resemble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of resemble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm very wanted in my homeland, i'm part of the scenery. I resemble it.
Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
Images & Illustrations of resemble
Translations for resemble
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شبه, تشابهArabic
- semblarCatalan, Valencian
- ligne, minde omDanish
- gleichen, ähnelnGerman
- semejar, asemejar, parecerseSpanish
- شباهت داشتنPersian
- gläichenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- āhuahua, āhukahuka, kāhukahukaMāori
- gelijken, lijkenDutch
- minne om, likneNorwegian
- być podobnymPolish
Get even more translations for resemble »
Find a translation for the resemble definition in other languages:
Select another language: