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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resemble mean? 

  The verb RESEMBLE has 1 sense:

1. appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

  Familiarity information: RESEMBLE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1resemble [BACK TO TOP]


Appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

She resembles her mother very much / This paper resembles my own work

Hypernyms (to "resemble" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "resemble"):

look like (bear a physical resemblance to)

come to life (be lifelike, as of a paintings)

take after (be similar to a relative)

approximate; come close (be close or similar)

imitate (appear like, as in behavior or appearance)

echo; recall (call to mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

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