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It is this compulsion to look backwards at a time of crisis because one's got no idea of what lies ahead. There is a notion of security that somehow it must resemble the past. It's never going to. Just because we muddled through in the past doesn't mean we can automatically muddle through in the future.
Antony Beevor

Meaning of "resemble" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RESEMBLE

From Old French resembler, from re- + sembler to look like, from Latin similis like.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RESEMBLE

resemble  [rɪˈzɛmbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RESEMBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Resemble is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb resemble in English.

WHAT DOES RESEMBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of resemble in the English dictionary

The definition of resemble in the dictionary is to possess some similarity to; be like.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RESEMBLE

PRESENT

Present
I resemble
you resemble
he/she/it resembles
we resemble
you resemble
they resemble
Present continuous
I am resembling
you are resembling
he/she/it is resembling
we are resembling
you are resembling
they are resembling
Present perfect
I have resembled
you have resembled
he/she/it has resembled
we have resembled
you have resembled
they have resembled
Present perfect continuous
I have been resembling
you have been resembling
he/she/it has been resembling
we have been resembling
you have been resembling
they have been resembling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I resembled
you resembled
he/she/it resembled
we resembled
you resembled
they resembled
Past continuous
I was resembling
you were resembling
he/she/it was resembling
we were resembling
you were resembling
they were resembling
Past perfect
I had resembled
you had resembled
he/she/it had resembled
we had resembled
you had resembled
they had resembled
Past perfect continuous
I had been resembling
you had been resembling
he/she/it had been resembling
we had been resembling
you had been resembling
they had been resembling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will resemble
you will resemble
he/she/it will resemble
we will resemble
you will resemble
they will resemble
Future continuous
I will be resembling
you will be resembling
he/she/it will be resembling
we will be resembling
you will be resembling
they will be resembling
Future perfect
I will have resembled
you will have resembled
he/she/it will have resembled
we will have resembled
you will have resembled
they will have resembled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been resembling
you will have been resembling
he/she/it will have been resembling
we will have been resembling
you will have been resembling
they will have been resembling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would resemble
you would resemble
he/she/it would resemble
we would resemble
you would resemble
they would resemble
Conditional continuous
I would be resembling
you would be resembling
he/she/it would be resembling
we would be resembling
you would be resembling
they would be resembling
Conditional perfect
I would have resemble
you would have resemble
he/she/it would have resemble
we would have resemble
you would have resemble
they would have resemble
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been resembling
you would have been resembling
he/she/it would have been resembling
we would have been resembling
you would have been resembling
they would have been resembling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you resemble
we let´s resemble
you resemble
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to resemble
Past participle
resembled
Present Participle
resembling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RESEMBLE


assemble
əˈsɛmbəl
atremble
əˈtrɛmbəl
Campbell
ˈkæmbəl
crumble
ˈkrʌmbəl
disassemble
ˌdɪsəˈsɛmbəl
dissemble
dɪˈsɛmbəl
ensemble
ɒnˈsɒmbəl
gamble
ˈɡæmbəl
humble
ˈhʌmbəl
Kemble
ˈkɛmbəl
misassemble
ˌmɪsəˈsɛmbəl
reassemble
ˌriːəˈsɛmbəl
rumble
ˈrʌmbəl
scramble
ˈskræmbəl
semble
ˈsɛmbəl
stumble
ˈstʌmbəl
symbol
ˈsɪmbəl
timbal
ˈtɪmbəl
tremble
ˈtrɛmbəl
tumble
ˈtʌmbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RESEMBLE

resegregate
resegregation
reseize
reseizure
reselect
reselection
resell
reseller
resemblance
resemblant
resembler
resend
resensitise
resensitize
resent
resentence
resenter
resentful
resentfully
resentfulness

WORDS THAT END LIKE RESEMBLE

amble
autojumble
bramble
bumble
comble
fumble
grumble
hamble
jumble
mumble
nimble
preamble
ramble
rough-and-tumble
shamble
subassemble
thimble
tout ensemble
unscramble
wimble

Synonyms and antonyms of resemble in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RESEMBLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «resemble» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of resemble

Translation of «resemble» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RESEMBLE

Find out the translation of resemble to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of resemble from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «resemble» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

类似
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parecerse a
570 millions of speakers

English

resemble
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सदृश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُشابِهُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

напоминать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

parecer-se com
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুরূপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ressembler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

menyerupai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ähneln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

似ている
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

닮다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mirip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giống với
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒத்திருக்கின்றன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सारखा असणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

benzemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

assomigliare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

być podobnym
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути схожим
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a semăna
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοιάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lyk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

likna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ligne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of resemble

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RESEMBLE»

The term «resemble» is very widely used and occupies the 20.522 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RESEMBLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «resemble» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «resemble» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about resemble

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10 QUOTES WITH «RESEMBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word resemble.
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Guillaume Apollinaire
When man wanted to make a machine that would walk he created the wheel, which does not resemble a leg.
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Paul Auster
We grow older, but we do not change. We become more sophisticated, but at bottom we continue to resemble our young selves, eager to listen to the next story and the next, and the next.
3
Antony Beevor
It is this compulsion to look backwards at a time of crisis because one's got no idea of what lies ahead. There is a notion of security that somehow it must resemble the past. It's never going to. Just because we muddled through in the past doesn't mean we can automatically muddle through in the future.
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John Desmond Bernal
As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
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Andre Braugher
Cops and robbers resemble each other, so there's not a lot to learn in terms of learning the logistics of committing the crime or investigating the crime.
6
Maurice Chevalier
The older one gets the more one comes to resemble oneself.
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Shirley Chisholm
The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last two decades in the civil rights conflict. When it comes time to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves.
8
Claud Cockburn
A wartime Minister of Information is compelled, in the national interest, to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
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Edgar Degas
One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
10
Tiffany Dupont
I really love Penelope Cruz, because she has the tan skin. I think it's important to look at people who resemble you and see what looks good on them, and how they are doing their makeup or hair and how they carry themselves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RESEMBLE»

Discover the use of resemble in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to resemble and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Metaphysics: Contemporary Readings
Objects resemble each other in different respects, as well as in different degrees. Red objects resemble each other in one respect, round objects in another respect. The members of a natural kind, for instance cats or oak trees, resemble each ...
Michael J. Loux, 2001
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Images
They seem similar—i.e. they resemble one another—because they are similar— they share qualities. But the recognition view suggests pictures resemble their objects in the way that the sun resembles bleach. Both cause colored fabrics to ...
John V. Kulvicki, 2013
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Felt Meanings of the World: A Metaphysics of Feeling
However, since any given thing has several different resemblances to any given group of other things, the specification of any one of these resemblances requires that we specify a respect in which the things in question resemble one another, ...
Quentin Smith, 2010
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Starship Troopers
In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe--and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.
Robert A. Heinlein, 1987
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Anti-abolition Tracts and Anti-Black Stereotypes
38 NEW COON JOKES to get married, Sam, what would you like your wife to resemble ? Int. — If I were to be married? Let me see; well, I would like my wife to resemble a town clock. End. — Why so? Int. — Because, then she would speak but ...
John David Smith, 1993
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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, ...
Over many generations throughout evolutionary history, genes that make babies resemble the father therefore survive, whereas genes that make them resemble the mother do not, and so more and more babies come to resemble the father, ...
Alan Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa, 2007
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Emotion in Aesthetics
How can music resemble emotion? Basically, it cannot. Emotion involves cognition, bodily feeling, action, context. It involves all of the senses. Music primarily involves hearing. The auditory aspects of music may resemble the auditory aspects ...
Warren A. Shibles, 1995
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The Descent of Man: And Selection in Relation to Sex
I may here premise, first, that the several cases or rules graduate into each other; and, secondly, that when the young are said to resemble their parents, it is not meant that they are identically alike, for their colours are almost always less vivid,  ...
Charles Darwin, 1882
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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
Things in the world resemble or fail to resemble each other in various ways. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are exactly alike in being round, but Socrates and Plato resemble each other in respect to being red and Aristotle does not. In general ...
James Porter Moreland, William Lane Craig, 2003
10
Where Signs Resemble Thoughts
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Michael Winkler, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RESEMBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term resemble is used in the context of the following news items.
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Merrick Watts' work space might resemble a cry for help! His weird …
For popular radio host Merrick Watts, his work space might resemble a cry for help, or so his colleagues believe. The Triple M national drive presenter was ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
2015's Metro Areas That Most and Least Resemble the US
In terms of age, Beaumont, Texas, most closely resembles the U.S. The Villages, Fla., has the least national resemblance, with 35.2 percent more residents who ... «Washington D.C. Sun Times, Jul 15»
3
CO cities that most, least resemble the United States
To find the metro areas that most and least resemble the U.S., WalletHub looked at various demographical statistics for 381 of the largest U.S. metropolitan ... «9NEWS.com, Jun 15»
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DDoS attacks starting to resemble APTs, warns Imperva
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are beginning to resemble advanced persistent threats (APTs), according to Imperva's Q2 2015 Global DDoS ... «ComputerWeekly.com, Jun 15»
5
NBA Finals beginning to resemble 1988 World Series
These NBA Finals are beginning to bear a resemblance to the 1988 World Series, which is not the kind of memory Warriors fans want to be reminded of, ... «Contra Costa Times, Jun 15»
6
Reddit Teen Loses Bet, Shaves Head to Resemble Pineapple
"Lost a bet with my cousin, this is the result," wrote Reddit user Hansel34 in a fun new hairspiration thread on the site over the weekend. Because "the result" as ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jun 15»
7
Caitlyn Jenner resembles Jessica Lange, other Hollywood starlets …
Immediately following Caitlyn Jenner's introduction to the world, people began making comparisons of who she resembled in Hollywood. One of the first starlets ... «New York Daily News, Jun 15»
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Focus: Crack Patterns Resemble Fluid Turbulence
A statistical analysis of crack surfaces from three different materials reveals a deep connection with fluid turbulence and a potentially new approach to studying ... «Physics, May 15»
9
Police forces must resemble communities
Police agencies in South Florida and nationally know they are under increased scrutiny because of what's happened in Baltimore, Ferguson and elsewhere. «Sun Sentinel, May 15»
10
Avengers, Resemble! The Hidden Costs of Looking Like Thor
Finally, what's the cost of sculpting your body to resemble Thor's? This mythological god looks like he's not only joined the CrossFit cult, but opened his own ... «Daily Beast, May 15»

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