ジ, に.る, ひ.る, にた
becoming, resemble, counterfeit, imitate, suitable
JLPT3 G5 S7 F923
As per 以# (plow furrows) + 人 person (→ human agency) → plow furrows. 似 was devised to replace 以 after 以 acquired its associated and extended meanings, but the same process occurred with 似, which acquired the meanings *resemble,* *imitate* and *copy* (← furrows of identical appearance) → *counterfeit*; *fake*.
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