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Definitions of resemble

  1. appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To liken; to compare; to represent as like. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To counterfeit; to imitate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To be like to in looks, character, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To be like; compare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To have the likeness of; to liken; to compare; to represent as like something else. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To be like; to possess similar external form or structure; to possess like or similar qualities. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for resemble

  1. Gabriel, who had been a little cheered to learn that the young man, with all his faults, did not resemble James, hastened to assure Cyrus that there might be some good in the boy, after all- that he was only twenty- two, and that, in any case, it was too soon to pass judgment. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  2. No, he did not resemble his father as much as all that.... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
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