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resemble

[ ri-zem-buhl ]
/ rɪˈzɛm bəl /
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verb (used with object), re·sem·bled, re·sem·bling.
to be like or similar to.
Archaic. to liken or compare.
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Origin of resemble

1300–50; Middle English resemblen<Middle French resembler,Old French, equivalent to re-re- + sembler to seem, be like <Latin similāre, derivative of similis like; see similar

OTHER WORDS FROM resemble

re·sem·bling·ly, adverbpre·re·sem·ble, verb, pre·re·sem·bled, pre·re·sem·bling.un·re·sem·bling, adjective
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How to use resemble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for resemble

resemble
/ (rɪˈzɛmbəl) /

verb
(tr) to possess some similarity to; be like

Derived forms of resemble

resembler, noun

Word Origin for resemble

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