Synonyms for seem
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes
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.
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 Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote
look, appear, seemverb
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"
seem to be true, probable, or apparent
"It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
appear to exist
"There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now"
appear to one's own mind or opinion
"I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote
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Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.
It doesn't seem to be the social environment, it doesn't seem to be the parents or peers that make you gay, it seems to be something that comes from within.
The powers in charge keep us in a perpetual state of fear keep us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Do you ever sit down and wonder what is wrong with the world Do you ever ask yourself why it is that Christians seem to have so little influence, why they seem to achieve so little, for all their numbers, in putting the world right To each of those two questions there is ultimately but one answer. It is this we lack the mind of Christ.
Translations for seem
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- ظهر, بدا, يبدوArabic
- semblar, parèixerCatalan, Valencian
- dünken, scheinenGerman
- vaikuttaa, tuntua, näyttääFinnish
- paraître, semblerFrench
- lykjeWestern Frisian
- दिखना, लगनाHindi
- sanbleHaitian Creole
- parere, apparire, sembrareItalian
- らしい, ように見える, そうJapanese
- دیاره, وا دیارهKurdish
- schijnen, lijkenDutch
- wyglądać, wydawać sięPolish
- parer, pareir, parairRomansh
- казаться, показатьсяRussian
- parriri, parrere, parriSardinian
- zdeti seSlovene
- tyckas, verka, synas, förefallaSwedish
- gözükmek, görünmekTurkish
- لگنا, دکھایاUrdu
- có vẻ như, dường nhưVietnamese
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