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Princeton's WordNet

  1. look, appear, seem(verb)

    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

    "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:
    count, await, come out, search, appear, front, reckon, look, depend, bet, attend, take care, come along, expect, face, wait, calculate, see

  2. appear, seem(verb)

    seem to be true, probable, or apparent

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

    Synonyms:
    come along, come out, appear, look

  3. seem(verb)

    appear to exist

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

    Synonyms:
    appear, look

  4. seem(verb)

    appear to one's own mind or opinion

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

    Synonyms:
    appear, look

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seem

    Appear and look refer to what manifests itself to the senses; to a semblance or probability presented directly to the mind. Seem applies to what is manifest to the mind on reflection. It suddenly appears to me that there is smoke in the distance; as I watch, it looks like a fire; from my knowledge of the locality and observation of particulars, it seems to me a farmhouse must be burning.

    Synonyms:
    appear, have the appearance, have the semblance, look

    Antonyms:
    be, be certain, be real, be the fact, be true, exist

    Preposition:
    Appear at the front; among the first; on or upon the surface; to the eye; in evidence, in print; from reports; near the harbor; before the public; in appropriate dress; with the insignia of his rank; above the clouds; below the surface; under the lee; over the sea; through the mist; appear for, in behalf of, or against one in court.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seem

    Synonyms:
    look, appear

    Antonyms:
    belie, misrepresent, differ

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seem(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    appear, look, appear to be, present the appearance, have the appearance, strike one as being

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "seem":

    appear, look, air, seems, sound, appears

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How to use seem in a sentence?

  1. George Papadopoulos:

    I sat down and, you know, I looked at the candidate, i looked at candidate Trump directly in his eyes and said,' I can do this for you if it's in your interest and if it's in the campaign's interest.' And the collective energy in the room, of course, there were some dissenters, but the collective energy in the room seem to be interested.

  2. John Yarmuth:

    If you like him, you'll vote for him. If you don't like him, you won't vote for him, in all fairness, I doubt if it will cost him any votes, just like it didn't seem to cost Paul Ryan any votes.

  3. Jeanne Theoharis:

    There's a sepia-tone lens through which we often see the civil rights movement : It doesn't seem like it happened in places familiar to us, and it doesn't seem like it was peopled by people we know, with a more complete history, we begin to see that these are people like us.

  4. Thomas Moore:

    They don't seem to drag their friends down.

  5. Daniel Mahony:

    Historically, Shire has derived more growth from M&A than organically, but they've got to a point now where they seem to be running out of deal runway.

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