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Resemble is defined as to look like something or someone else or to have similar features as something or someone else.
When you look sort of like a celebrity, this is an example of a situation where you resemble a celebrity.
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transitive verb resembled, resembling
- to be like or similar to in appearance or nature
- Archaic to liken or compare
Origin: Middle English resemblen from Old French resembler from re-, again plush sembler from Classical Latin simulare: see simulate
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transitive verb re·sem·bled
To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
Origin: Middle English resemblen, from Old French resembler : re-, re- + sembler, to appear (from Latin simulāre, to imitate, from similis, like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots).