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Have a similar appearance to or qualities in common with (someone or something); look or seem like.‘some people resemble their dogs’‘they resembled each other closely’
look like, be similar to, be like, bear a resemblance to, remind one of, put one in mind of, take after, favour, have a look of, make one think ofView synonyms
- ‘Sift the flour, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and rub the butter in until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.’
- ‘Most of these lacy sculptures resemble architectural models.’
- ‘In a waiting room resembling an interrogation room, we made an official report.’
- ‘Place nuts in a food processor and blend until mixture resembles very fine breadcrumbs.’
- ‘Vaguely resembling baseball, the game of cricket dates back to sixteenth century England.’
- ‘In fact, they resemble patterns typically not seen until late fall or early winter.’
- ‘From above, the shapes resembled pyramids, roads and buildings, they said.’
- ‘At the time her family was told she might not survive after suffering a massive blood clot on her brain, resembling a stroke.’
- ‘Figures resembling servants often appear along with the flight crews.’
- ‘Larger bottles were made too, whose shape resembled an inflated balloon or bladder.’
- ‘The beets are cut up mechanically into slices in machines resembling giant food processors.’
- ‘Where homes once stood, there were scenes resembling an earthquake zone.’
- ‘The cuckoo, which resembles a sparrowhawk or a kestrel in flight, can be difficult to identify.’
- ‘In order to make a creature that even vaguely resembles the comic book version, special effects are obviously necessary.’
- ‘He resembles the description of a man seen getting out of the victim's car.’
- ‘Many present their items for sale in fold-up wooden boxes, resembling a briefcase.’
- ‘There is nothing resembling a face or body in this structure - it is silent and still.’
- ‘Initially, choosing a mentor and setting goals closely resembles what it feels like to be congruent.’
- ‘A pensioner told how her garden had been left resembling a bomb site after a sewage pipe exploded.’
- ‘The theory of dogs resembling their owners was put to the test at a fun dog show recently.’
Middle English: from Old French resembler, based on Latin similare (from similis ‘like’).
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