resemble etymology

English word resemble comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) re- (Re- (again; once more).), Old French (842-ca. 1400) sambler (To seem, to appear.)

Detailed word origin of resemble

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Re- (again; once more).
sambler Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To seem, to appear.
resembler Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To look like; to resemble.
resemble English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To cause to imitate or be like; to make similar.. (obsolete, transitive) To counterfeit; to imitate.. (transitive) To be like or similar to (something); to represent as similar.. (transitive, now, _, rare, archaic) To compare; to regard as similar, to liken.

Words with the same origin as resemble

Descendants of re-
disregard irrelevant reassure refresh regard regardless regret relevance relevant relief relieve remark remarkable repent reply request require research resent resentment retail return reward rewarding