verb (used with object), re·sem·bled, re·sem·bling.
- to be like or similar to.
- Archaic. to liken or compare.
- (tr) to possess some similarity to; be like
mid-14c., from Old French resembler “belike” (12c., Modern French ressemble), from re-, intensive prefix, + sembler “to appear, to seem, be like,” from Latin simulare “to copy” (see similar (adj.)). Related: Resembled; resembling.