Meaning of “resemble” in the English Dictionary

"resemble" in British English

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resembleverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈzem.bəl/ us /rɪˈzem.bəl/

C1 to look like or be like someone or something:

You resemble your mother very closely.
After the earthquake, the city resembled a battlefield.

More examples

  • The overlapping slates of the roofs in the mountain village resembled fish scales.
  • His latest sculpture resembles an enormous seashell.
  • That actor really resembles my brother-in-law.
  • The finished model should resemble the one in the picture.
  • The twins resembled each other more strongly when they were young.

(Definition of “resemble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"resemble" in American English

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resembleverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈzem·bəl/

to be similar to someone or something:

Several of the women resemble one another closely enough to be sisters.
resemblance
noun [ C/U ] us /rɪˈzem·bləns/

[ C ] There is a clear resemblance between the two breeds of dogs.

(Definition of “resemble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)