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Definition 1: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect - [verb of perception]

Samples where seem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She seems to be sleeping
  • This appears to be a very difficult problem
  • This project looks fishy
  • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

Synonyms for seem in the sense of this definition

(seem is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of seem ) appear to begin an activity

"He made to speak but said nothing in the end" "She made as if to say hello to us"

(... is a kind of seem ) come into view indistinctly, often threateningly

"Another air plane loomed into the sky"

(... is a kind of seem ) rise up

"The building rose before them"

(... is a kind of seem ) be highly noticeable

(... is a kind of seem ) be shiny, as if wet

"His eyes were glistening"

(... is a kind of seem ) have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink

"Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"

(... is a kind of seem ) be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

(... is a kind of seem ) appear in a certain way

"This sounds interesting"

(... is a kind of seem ) be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity

"She passed off as a Russian agent"

(... is a kind of seem ) produce a certain impression

"It feels nice to be home again"

(... is a kind of seem ) give the appearance or impression of

"cut a nice figure"

(... is a kind of seem ) be felt or perceived in a certain way

"The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"

Definition 2: seem to be true, probable, or apparent - [verb of perception]

Samples where seem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It seems that he is very gifted
  • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

Synonyms for seem in the sense of this definition

(seem is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of seem ) appear to one's own mind or opinion

"I seem to be misunderstood by everyone" "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"

Definition 3: appear to one's own mind or opinion - [verb of perception]

Samples where seem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I seem to be misunderstood by everyone
  • I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters

(seem is a kind of ...) seem to be true, probable, or apparent

"It seems that he is very gifted" "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"

Definition 4: appear to exist - [verb of stative]

Samples where seem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now

(seem is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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