Definition of 'resemble'
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Too often sketch resemble a series of weak short stories or pub jokes, but they have their admirers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Looking at the Champions League this season it has begun to resemble something more like a domestic league. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is a player who delights the senses, and whose ability to turn the brutality of high-end tennis into something resembling advanced choreography is beyond peer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Too often they resemble a series of weak short stories or pub jokes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This seems to be based on flashes of excellence rather than anything resembling rounded international class. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The modern diary increasingly resembles a secretary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The challenge was getting them out and into something resembling an album. The Sun (2006)Their brains are now known to resemble those of patients with other addictions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rapid tone changes often resembled a shopping list of styles from other series. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Something resembling a smirk flits across her face and the air grows heavy with his discomfort. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How far the older varieties resemble what we now see is a matter for conjecture. Food Watch (1994) Something must first resemble what we expect it to look like before we take notice. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)He has ruined a perfectly goodlooking body and now resembles a bad sketch pad. The Sun (2013)The snooty subtext here is that to possess anything resembling a potty mouth is just so awfully common. The Sun (2015)All happy families resemble one another. Christianity Today (2000)Twitter increasingly resembles a digital sewer. The Sun (2014)Just as all happy families resemble one another, so all gangster family sagas resemble one another. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They often don't resemble their parents. The Sun (2015)The collapse of anything resembling a family life for Glitter mirrors a fractured and unhappy early existence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She writes as simply and directly as she can, avoiding anything resembling experimentation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It means that the industry's lenders are increasingly resembling the very banks they were set up to challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their name is said to come originally from this call, though it does not now resemble it in any way. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Another resembled a giant raspberry. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The evolutionary phenomenon happens when an animal or plant resembles another creature or object, either to stave off predators or gain other advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain's political system increasingly resembles an inverted pyramid, with a large elite supported by a tiny base. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Though too often resembling a promo for the retail chain, the programme darts deftly between now and the 1960s. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'resemble'
British English: resemble /rɪˈzɛmbl/ VERB
If one thing or person resembles another, they are similar to that thing or person.
She resembles her mother.
- American English: resemble
- Arabic: يُشابِهُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: parecer-se com
- Chinese: 类似
- Croatian: sličiti
- Czech: podobat se
- Danish: ligne
- Dutch: lijken op
- European Spanish: parecerse a
- Finnish: muistuttaa
- French: ressembler
- German: ähneln
- Greek: μοιάζω
- Italian: assomigliare
- Japanese: 似ている
- Korean: 닮다
- Norwegian: ligne
- Polish: być podobnym
- European Portuguese: parecer-se com
- Romanian: a semăna
- Russian: напоминать
- Spanish: parecerse
- Swedish: likna
- Thai: คล้าย
- Turkish: benzemek
- Ukrainian: бути схожим
- Vietnamese: giống với
Definition of resemble from the Collins English Dictionary
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