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Definition of Resemble


  1. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other.
  2. To liken; to compare; to represent as like.
  3. To counterfeit; to imitate.
  4. To cause to imitate or be like.

Resemble Quotations

The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who've spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who've been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies.
Tom Robbins

The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.
Leonardo da Vinci

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
George Sand

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy

American football seems to resemble soccer in that one scores by putting the ball through the opponent's goal; but football, truly is about land. The Settlers want to move the line of scrimmage Westward, the Native Americans want to move it East.
David Mamet
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Resemble Translations

resemble in Danish is ligne
resemble in Dutch is lijken op, gelijken, lijken
resemble in French is ressemblez, ressemblons, ressembler, ressemblent
resemble in Italian is assomigliarsi
resemble in Portuguese is assemelhe-se
resemble in Spanish is asemejarse, parecerse