American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be like to; have similarity to, in form, figure, or qualities.
- To represent as like something else; liken; compare; note a resemblance.
- To imitate; simulate; counterfeit.
- To be like: have a resemblance; appear.
- v. transitive To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
- v. transitive, archaic To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
- v. obsolete, transitive To counterfeit; to imitate.
- v. obsolete, transitive To cause to imitate or be like; to make similar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities.
- v. obsolete To liken; to compare; to represent as like.
- v. obsolete To counterfeit; to imitate.
- v. rare To cause to imitate or be like.
- v. appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
- From Anglo-Norman, Middle French resembler, from re- + sembler ("to seem"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English resemblen, from Old French resembler : re-, re- + sembler, to appear (from Latin simulāre, to imitate, from similis, like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The three populations I most resemble from a genetic perspective (besides other Ashkenazic Jews, and, I assume, likely Sephardic Jews as well) are Druze, Bedouin, and Palestinian.”
“It rarely happens that any two copies of the Alif Lila va Lilin resemble each other.”
“DM: Unfortunately, the only celebrity I resemble is Anthony Edwards (formerly Dr. Mark Green on ER).”
“Michael Farris´ mention of Polish is well suited in this context--it always strikes me how many quite common words in Polish resemble their English counterparts with the only exception they are inflected "in the Polish manner".”
“He gave the guttural a rolling sound that made the word resemble an oath in some exotic language.”
“They realized that the 9/11 attacks might not be the stunning victory that al-Qaeda and many in the West took them to be at the time, and might in fact more resemble a kamikaze operation that would decimate their ranks.”
“The biggest question is why anyone would want to resemble a kangaroo or tiger?”
“The workshop of Clemente Susini and Francesco Calenzuoli is believed to have crafted the intricate innards of the Venus, whose head and expression resemble an angelic Renaissance saint.”
“The church, which used to resemble a kaleidoscope with the bright-hued raiment of the women, is now filled with kneeling figures in black.”
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