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View synonyms for resemble

resemble

[ ri-zem-buhl ]

verb (used with object)

, re·sem·bled, re·sem·bling.
  1. to be like or similar to.
  2. Archaic. to liken or compare.


resemble

/ rɪˈzɛmbəl /

verb

  1. tr to possess some similarity to; be like


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Derived Forms

  • reˈsembler, noun
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Other Words From

  • re·sembling·ly adverb
  • prere·semble verb preresembled preresembling
  • unre·sembling adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resemble1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English resemblen, from Middle French resembler, Old French, from re- re- + sembler “to seem, be like” (from Latin similāre, derivative of similis “like”; similar )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of resemble1

C14: from Old French resembler , from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like
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Example Sentences

Some said the structure resembled the lair of a Hollywood supervillain—or a Death Star from another galaxy.

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It contains genetically-engineered DNA molecules called plasmids that resemble those of the coronavirus.

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The device revealed on Friday resembled a small keychain affixed to an oversized penny.

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If the professional behaviors of police officers resemble at all the professional behaviors of doctors, then the answer is no.

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Unlike American company Moderna’s vaccine, which prompts an immune response using Covid-19 messenger RNA, the Oxford vaccine is made from a virus genetically engineered to resemble coronavirus.

A tense commute to work in Houston will start to resemble a tense commute in Boston or New York City.

What it did not resemble was any other bookstore in the nation.

Black Alice and Strix have origin stories that more closely resemble the archetypal comic heroes.

And this is where the plague outbreak does resemble Ebola—as a grim reminder of the consequences of our global interconnectedness.

After a few hundred years, these voices start to resemble doomsday cultists—the end is often heralded but never delivered.

The changes in hemoglobin and red cells resemble those of a moderate symptomatic anemia, with rather low color-index.

The ova closely resemble those of Tnia saginata, but are a little smaller (Fig. 101).

Others again put the varnish on and rub it off in places to resemble the wear of age.

Improved stove pipings are now being manufactured in the States which in appearance exactly resemble cast-iron.

These resemble corporations in some ways, and this is the reason for calling them quasi corporations.

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