from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
- v. To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
- v. To counterfeit; to imitate.
- v. To cause to imitate or be like; to make similar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities.
- transitive v. To liken; to compare; to represent as like.
- transitive v. To counterfeit; to imitate.
- transitive v. To cause to imitate or be like.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
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)
From Anglo-Norman, Middle French resembler, from re- + sembler ("to seem"). (Wiktionary)