Resemble Re*sem"ble (r?-z?m"b'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resembled} (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Resembling} (-bl?ng).] [F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble, fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like, similar. See {Similar}.] 1. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of, either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers resemble each other. [1913 Webster]

We will resemble you in that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To liken; to compare; to represent as like. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The other . . . He did resemble to his lady bright. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To counterfeit; to imitate. [Obs.] ``They can so well resemble man's speech.'' --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. To cause to imitate or be like. [R.] --H. Bushnell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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