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resemble v : appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"

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  1. To be like or similar to something else; 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.


to be like or similar to something else

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admit of comparison, ape, appear like, approach, approximate, be, be commensurable, be comparable, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, bring to mind, call to mind, call up, come close, come near, come up to, compare, compare to, compare with, copy, correspond, correspond to, counterfeit, evoke, favor, feature, follow, imitate, look like, match, match up with, measure up to, mimic, mirror, near, nearly reproduce, not compare with, not tell apart, parallel, partake of, remind one of, rival, savor of, seem like, simulate, smack of, sound like, stack up with, suggest, take after, vie, vie with
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