What does resemble mean?

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rɪˈzɛm bəlre·sem·ble

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like, similar. See Similar.]

  2. Resemble(verb)

    to liken; to compare; to represent as like

    Etymology: [F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like, similar. See Similar.]

  3. Resemble(verb)

    to counterfeit; to imitate

    Etymology: [F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like, similar. See Similar.]

  4. Resemble(verb)

    to cause to imitate or be like

    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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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce resemble?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  2. Magha:

    A subtle-witted man is like an arrow, which, rending little surface, enters deeply, but they whose minds are dull resemble stones dashing with clumsy force, but never piercing.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    Your legacy among family and friends shall resemble a blank page while you remain silent when others threaten our constitutional values.

  4. Leo Tolstoy:

    All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

  5. Sydney Harris:

    Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.

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