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re·sem·ble

 (rĭ-zĕm′bəl)
tr.v. re·sem·bled, re·sem·bling, re·sem·bles
To exhibit similarity or likeness to.

[Middle English resemblen, from Old French resembler : re-, re- + sembler, to appear (from Latin simulāre, to imitate, from similis, like; see sem- in Indo-European roots).]

re·sem′bler n.

resemble

(rɪˈzɛmbəl)
vb
(tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
[C14: from Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like]
reˈsembler n

re•sem•ble

(rɪˈzɛm bəl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to be like or similar to.
2. Archaic. to liken or compare.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French resembler, Old French, =re- re- + sembler to seem, be like < Latin similāre, derivative of similis like]

resemble


Past participle: resembled
Gerund: resembling

Imperative
resemble
resemble
Present
I resemble
you resemble
he/she/it resembles
we resemble
you resemble
they resemble
Preterite
I resembled
you resembled
he/she/it resembled
we resembled
you resembled
they resembled
Present Continuous
I am resembling
you are resembling
he/she/it is resembling
we are resembling
you are resembling
they are resembling
Present Perfect
I have resembled
you have resembled
he/she/it has resembled
we have resembled
you have resembled
they have resembled
Past Continuous
I was resembling
you were resembling
he/she/it was resembling
we were resembling
you were resembling
they were resembling
Past Perfect
I had resembled
you had resembled
he/she/it had resembled
we had resembled
you had resembled
they had resembled
Future
I will resemble
you will resemble
he/she/it will resemble
we will resemble
you will resemble
they will resemble
Future Perfect
I will have resembled
you will have resembled
he/she/it will have resembled
we will have resembled
you will have resembled
they will have resembled
Future Continuous
I will be resembling
you will be resembling
he/she/it will be resembling
we will be resembling
you will be resembling
they will be resembling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been resembling
you have been resembling
he/she/it has been resembling
we have been resembling
you have been resembling
they have been resembling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been resembling
you will have been resembling
he/she/it will have been resembling
we will have been resembling
you will have been resembling
they will have been resembling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been resembling
you had been resembling
he/she/it had been resembling
we had been resembling
you had been resembling
they had been resembling
Conditional
I would resemble
you would resemble
he/she/it would resemble
we would resemble
you would resemble
they would resemble
Past Conditional
I would have resembled
you would have resembled
he/she/it would have resembled
we would have resembled
you would have resembled
they would have resembled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.resemble - appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
look like - bear a physical resemblance to; "She looks like her mother"
come to life - be lifelike, as of a painting; "If you look at it long enough, this portrait comes to life!"
take after - be similar to a relative; "She takes after her father!"
approximate, come close - be close or similar; "Her results approximate my own"
imitate - appear like, as in behavior or appearance; "Life imitate art"
echo, recall - call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

resemble

verb be like, look like, favour (informal), mirror, echo, parallel, be similar to, duplicate, take after, remind you of, bear a resemblance to, put you in mind of She so resembles her mother.

resemble

verb
To be similar to, as in appearance:
Chiefly Regional: favor.
Translations
يُشابِهُيُشْبِه
podobat se
ligneminde om
muistuttaa
sličiti
hasonlít
líkjast
似ている
닮다
būti panašiam į
atgādinātbūt līdzīgamlīdzināties
biti podoben
likna
คล้าย
giống với

resemble

[rɪˈzembl] VTparecerse a
he doesn't resemble his fatherno se parece a su padre
they do resemble one anothersí se parecen el uno al otro

resemble

[rɪˈzɛmbəl] vt [+ person, thing, situation] → ressembler à

resemble

vtähneln, gleichen; they resemble each othersie ähneln or gleichen sich (dat)or einander

resemble

[rɪˈzɛmbl] vt(as)somigliare a

resemble

(rəˈzembl) verb
to be like or look like. He doesn't resemble either of his parents.
reˈsemblance noun
I can see some resemblance(s) between him and his father.

resemble

يُشابِهُ podobat se ligne ähneln μοιάζω parecerse, parecerse a muistuttaa ressembler sličiti assomigliare 似ている 닮다 lijken op ligne być podobnym parecer-se com напоминать likna คล้าย benzemek giống với 类似

resemble

v. tener semejanza; parecerse a.
References in classic literature ?
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I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
My brother and I were twins; and they say, you know, that twins ought to resemble each other; but we were in all points a contrast.
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
As it proceeded, all movement and all sound ceased, and the deep silence of an absorbed and waiting suspense settled upon the house; and when at last the words came, "THEY DO NOT EVEN RESEMBLE," a thundercrash of applause followed and the house sprang to its feet, but was quickly repressed by official force and brought to order again.
Her tears fell abundantlybut her grief was so truly artless, that no dignity could have made it more respectable in Emma's eyes and she listened to her and tried to console her with all her heart and understandingreally for the time convinced that Harriet was the superior creature of the twoand that to resemble her would be more for her own welfare and happiness than all that genius or intelligence could do.
It was a pity: if she could but have been proved to resemble him, he would have thought more of her.
You'd hear of odd things if I lived alone with that mawkish, waxen face: the most ordinary would be painting on its white the colours of the rainbow, and turning the blue eyes black, every day or two: they detestably resemble Linton's.
Though his youngest daughter might resemble him in nothing else, it was easy to see where Magdalen's unmethodical habits came from.