resemble

Have you noticed that many pet owners resemble their pets? Or is it that pets resemble their owners? Either way, it’s downright strange how they often look alike.

Derived from the old French word sembler, “to appear,” the verb resemble can imply a whole spectrum of likeness. For example, you might closely resemble your schnauzer or, hopefully, only vaguely resemble each other. It’s not just about appearance, either. This concept can include all kinds of characteristics. Two companies can resemble each other and the same could be said of two philosophies.

Definitions of resemble
  1. verb
    appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    “She resembles her mother very much”
    “This paper resembles my own work”
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    look like
    bear a physical resemblance to
    come to life
    be lifelike, as of a painting
    take after
    be similar to a relative
    approximate, come close
    be close or similar
    imitate
    appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    echo, recall
    call to mind
    ape
    imitate uncritically and in every aspect
    emulate
    imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
    follow suit
    do what someone else is doing
    approach, border on
    come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character
    type of:
    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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