tr.v. re·sem·bled, re·sem·bling, re·sem·bles
To exhibit similarity or likeness to.
[Middle English resemblen, from Old French resembler : re-, re- + sembler, to appear (from Latin simulāre, to imitate, from similis, like; see sem-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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