WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
re•sem•ble /rɪˈzɛmbəl/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object;  not: be + ~-ing], -bled, -bling. 
  1. to be like or similar to:That girl closely resembles her mother.
See -semble-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
re•sem•ble  (ri zembəl),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -bled, -bling. 
  1. to be like or similar to.
  2. [Archaic.]to liken or compare.
re•sembling•ly, adv. 
  • Latin similāre, derivative of similis like; see similar
  • Middle French resembler, Old French, equivalent. to re- re- + sembler to seem, be like
  • Middle English resemblen 1300–50

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resemble /rɪˈzɛmbəl/ vb
  1. (transitive) to possess some similarity to; be like
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like

reˈsembler n

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