- to be like or similar to.
- Archaic. to liken or compare.
Origin of resemble
Examples from the Web for resembling
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.The Unbearable Whiteness of Congress
January 8, 2015
At that point, a sphere lit up, resembling the landing of the UFO in E.T., and the overheard lights descended on the stage.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.
September 10, 2014
Bloom says we ought to think of truth as resembling a scientific hypothesis that helps us hold together our bits of knowledge.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Even when bred in captivity, Leahy said breeding facilities are often horrendous, resembling factory farming.The $10 Billion Pet Cheetah and Chimp Industry
July 20, 2014
To keep up appearances, she wears a dark wig and black shades, resembling Dylan circa 1966.Julia Roberts Is Back With a Vengeance in ‘August: Osage County’
September 10, 2013
The moon, resembling a crushed orange, is sinking in the Mediterranean.The Book of Khalid
Cochleatus is from cochlea, a snail, from resembling its shell.
The caps are often large and wavy, resembling yellow cauliflower.
Pseudo-peripteral, resembling, but not really being peristylar.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
This time we have not the reluctances expressed in such words as "like" and "resembling."The Book of the Damned
- (tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
Word Origin and History for resembling
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.