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.

We will resemble you in that. Shak.

2.

To liken; to compare; to represent as like.

[Obs.]

The other . . . He did resemble to his lady bright. Spenser.

3.

To counterfeit; to imitate.

[Obs.] "They can so well resemble man's speech."

Holland.

4.

To cause to imitate or be like.

[R.]

H. Bushnell.

 

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