What does resemble mean?

Definitions for resemble
rɪˈzɛm bəlre·sem·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resembleverb

    appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

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


  1. resembleverb

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

  2. resembleverb

    To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Resembleverb

    Etymology: resembler, Fr.

    Most safely may we resemble ourselves to God, in respect of that pure faculty, which is never separate from the love of God. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    The torrid parts of Africk are resembled to a libbard’s skin, the distance of whose spots represent the disperseness of habitations. Edward Brerewood, on Languages.

    If we see a man of virtues, mixed with infirmities, fall into misfortune, we are afraid that the like misfortunes may happen to ourselves, who resemble the character. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resembleverb

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

  2. Resembleverb

    to liken; to compare; to represent as like

  3. Resembleverb

    to counterfeit; to imitate

  4. Resembleverb

    to cause to imitate or be like

  5. Etymology: [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

  1. Resemble

    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.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resemble in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resemble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of resemble in a Sentence

  1. Minnesota Twins:

    The system right now makes a lot more sense than potentially bringing up 40 men, making 10 pitching moves a game, having three pinch-runners and two defensive replacements every game, it was a little circus-y at times the way games would be played in September and it doesn’t even resemble the game we play all year long and now it will. I think that’s a good thing.

  2. Manuela Herzer:

    Sumner's signature on this so-called agreement does not even remotely resemble other signatures of his that I have seen.

  3. Lee County:

    Riess' mode of operation is to befriend women who resemble Pamela Hutchinsons and steal their identity.

  4. Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko:

    I do not like poems that resemble hay compressed into a geometrically perfect cube. I like it when the hay, unkempt, uncombed, with dry berries mixed in it, thrown together gaily and freely, bounces along atop some truck-and more, if there are some lovely and healthy lasses atop the hay-and better yet if the branches catch at the hay, and some of it tumbles to the road.

  5. Goethe:

    We should know mankind better if we were not so anxious to resemble one another.

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