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Definition of resemble verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

resemble

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈzembl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzembl//
 
[no passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resemble
BrE BrE//rɪˈzembl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzembl//
 
he / she / it resembles
BrE BrE//rɪˈzemblz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzemblz//
 
past simple resembled
BrE BrE//rɪˈzembld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzembld//
 
past participle resembled
BrE BrE//rɪˈzembld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzembld//
 
past simple resembling
BrE BrE//rɪˈzemblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzemblɪŋ//
 
past participle resembling
BrE BrE//rɪˈzemblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzemblɪŋ//
 
 
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(not used in the progressive tenses) resemble somebody/something to look like or be similar to another person or thing She closely resembles her sister. So many hotels resemble each other. The plant resembles grass in appearance. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French resembler, based on Latin similare (from similis ‘like’).Extra examples He very much resembles a friend of mine. I have never seen anything remotely resembling the horrors of that day. Neither achieved anything resembling their former success. The house was designed to resemble a church. The meat resembles chicken in flavour. a fight for something resembling justice
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resemble