Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Resembling"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Resemble \Re*sem"ble\ (r?-z?m"b'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Resembled} (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Resembling} (-bl?ng).]
[F. ressembler; pref. re- re- + sembler to seem, resemble,
fr. L. similare, simulare, to imitate, fr. similis like,
similar. See {Similar}.]
1. To be like or similar to; to bear the similitude of,
either in appearance or qualities; as, these brothers
resemble each other.

We will resemble you in that. --Shak.

2. To liken; to compare; to represent as like. [Obs.]

The other . . . He did resemble to his lady bright.

3. To counterfeit; to imitate. [Obs.] ``They can so well
resemble man's speech.'' --Holland.

4. To cause to imitate or be like. [R.] --H. Bushnell.

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