closely, greatly, strongly, very much

He very much resembles a friend of mine.

in no way, not remotely

He does not resemble his brother in any way.

I have never seen anything remotely resembling the horrors of that day.

faintly, rather, somewhat, superficially, vaguely
in some respects, in some ways
oddly, uncannily
be designed to

The house was designed to resemble a church.

tend to

The meat resembles chicken in texture.

anything resembling sth

Neither achieved anything resembling their former success.

something resembling sth

a fight for something resembling justice

Resemble is used with these nouns as the object: ↑father, ↑mother

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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