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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman, Middle French resembler, from re- + sembler ("to seem").


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