- to be like or similar to.
- Archaic. to liken or compare.
Origin of resemble
Examples from the Web for resemble
A tense commute to work in Houston will start to resemble a tense commute in Boston or New York City.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
What it did not resemble was any other bookstore in the nation.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
And this is where the plague outbreak does resemble Ebola—as a grim reminder of the consequences of our global interconnectedness.Bubonic Plague Is Back (but It Never Really Left)
November 27, 2014
After a few hundred years, these voices start to resemble doomsday cultists—the end is often heralded but never delivered.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?
November 9, 2014
The HL Tauri system we see today may not resemble the final form it takes after a few more million years.The Most Stunning View Ever of Planets Being Born
Matthew R. Francis
November 9, 2014
I answered that there was every reason why I should resemble her.My Double Life
If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
It is our duty to resemble him as much as we can; that is to say, as much as an ape can resemble a man.Initiation into Philosophy
I earnestly hope it may not resemble any type of death to which we are liable.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
They all had a human form and did not resemble their mother.The Chinese Fairy Book
- (tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
Word Origin and History for resemble
mid-14c., from Old French resembler "belike" (12c., Modern French ressemble), from re-, intensive prefix, + sembler "to appear, to seem, be like," from Latin simulare "to copy" (see similar (adj.)). Related: Resembled; resembling.