Basic+ Word of the Day: resemble

resemble (verb) past tense: resembled LISTEN

Resemble means ‘to be like or similar to.’

  • Frances resembles her mother.
  • That painting resembles the work of Monet.
  • A zebra resembles a horse.

Don't confuse it with

remember: to think of again. Example: “Do you remember your first kiss?”

Related words

resemblance: similarity. Example: “Carrie’s resemblance to her sister is amazing!”

In pop culture

Have you ever thought that a cartoon character resembled a real person? Watch this video comparing Disney characters to famous people. Which one is your favorite? (Our favorite is Peter Pan and Justin Bieber!)

There are other meanings of resemble.
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