Definition of Resemble

1. Verb. Appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to. "This paper resembles my own work"

Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally
Specialized synonyms: Look Like, Come To Life, Take After, Approximate, Come Close, Imitate, Echo, Recall
Derivative terms: Resemblance



Definition of Resemble

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

Definition of Resemble

1. Verb. (transitive) To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive now rare archaic) To compare; to regard as similar, to liken. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resemble

1. to be similar to [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Resemble

reselection
reselections
reselects
resell
resellable
reseller
resellers
reselling
resells
resels
resemblable
resemblance
resemblances
resemblant
resemblaunce
resemble (current term)
resembled
resemblence
resembler
resemblers
resembles
resembling
resemblingly
reseminate
resend
resending
resends
resensitization
resensitize
resensitized

Literary usage of Resemble

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In any given group, the elements of the even series (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) resemble one another, as a general rule, more closely than they resemble those ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... of the larger genera resemble varieties in being very closely, but unequally, related to each other, and in having restricted ranges. ..."

3. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"... country vary more frequently than the species of the smaller genera—Many of the species of the larger genera resemble varieties in being very closely, ..."

4. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"... more frequently than the species of the smaller genera—Many of the species of the larger genera resemble varieties in being very closely, but unequally, ..."

5. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"Do not resemble the known Works of Japan and China. ... The Pyramids of Egypt, in their original State, do not resemble what are called the Pyramids of A ..."

6. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To copy; to resemble; to represent. All the gazers on the skies, Read nut in fair heav'n's ... In moral ideas we have no sensible marks that resemble them, ..."

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