- to be like or similar to.
- Archaic. to liken or compare.
Origin of resemble
Related Words for resemblesparallel, feature, simulate, mirror, relate, approximate, echo, favor, duplicate, double, follow, coincide, match
Examples from the Web for resembles
Contemporary Examples of resembles
It also resembles those of a 1st-century sect leader in Palestine who was also popular with the poor.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?
November 21, 2014
Among the 50 new works included is a shawl made of used tea bags that resembles a ceremonial cloak.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo
June 16, 2014
Sergei is an ex-military man who resembles Vladimir Putin, and he used to see Russia as a brother nation.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk
June 10, 2014
It occupies a two-story apartment in central Kiev that resembles a makeshift wartime command center.Ukraine’s Vigilante Peacemakers
May 17, 2014
What resembles a fishing lure dangles from his ear, a spinner bait designed to attract bass.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou
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April 27, 2014
Historical Examples of resembles
The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own.The Devil's Dictionary
The caterpillar, for example, resembles the worm which is the ancestor of the insects.The Sexual Question
Sometimes it resembles a spider's web when it is called arachnoid.
It resembles in form C. pyxidata, but it is quite a distinct species.
“So you think Mrs. Corcoran Dunn resembles her, do you,” he observed.Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
- (tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
Word Origin 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.