HyperDic: seem

English > 4 senses of the word seem:
VERBperceptionseem, look, appeargive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
perceptionseem, appearseem to be true, probable, or apparent
stativeseemappear to exist
perceptionseemappear to one's own mind or opinion
seem > pronunciation
Soundssiy'm
Rhymesacademe ... upstream: 40 rhymes with iym...
English > seem: 4 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey seem to move
Example"She seems to be sleeping"
Synonymslook, appear
Narrowercome acrossBe perceived in a certain way
cutGive the appearance or impression of
feelproduce a certain impression
feelBe felt or perceived in a certain way
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineBe shiny, as if wet
glow, beam, radiate, shineHave a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick outBe highly noticeable / noticeable
loomCome into view indistinctly, often threateningly
makeAppear to begin an activity
pass offBe accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
rise, lift, rearRise up
soundAppear in a certain way
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishaflorar, aparentar, mirar, parecer
Catalanaflorar, mirar, parèixer, semblar
English > seem: 4 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningseem to be true, probable, or apparent.
PatternIt ----s that CLAUSE
Example"It seems that he is very gifted"
Synonymappear
NarrowerseemAppear to one's own mind or opinion
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishparecer
Catalansemblar
English > seem: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningAppear to exist.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > seem: 4 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningAppear to one's own mind or opinion.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Examples
  • "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"
  • "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
Broaderappear, seemseem to be true, probable, or apparent

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