This page has 8 definitions of resemble in English and Spanish, Castilian. Resemble is a verb. Examples of how to use resemble in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English resemble definition
- (transitive) To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.
- 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 230b.
- But what you've just described does resemble a person of that kind.
- The twins resemble each other.
- (transitive, now rare, archaic) To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.
- (obsolete, transitive) To counterfeit; to imitate.
- 1601, C[aius] Plinius Secundus [i.e., Pliny the Elder], “(please specify |book=I to XXXVII)”, in Philemon Holland, transl., The Historie of the VVorld. Commonly Called, The Natvrall Historie of C. Plinivs Secvndus. […], (please specify |tome=1 or 2), London: […] Adam Islip, published 1635, OCLC 1180792622:
- They can so well resemble mans speech.
- (obsolete, transitive) To cause to imitate or be like; to make similar.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene vi:
- And ſince we all haue ſuckt one wholſome aire,
And with the ſame proportion of Elements,
Reſolue, I hope we are reſembled,
Uowing our loues to equall death and life, […]
- 1881, Horace Bushnell, Building Eras in Religion
- they resemble themselves to the swans
Spanish resemble definition