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Synonyms for seem
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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

How to pronounce seem?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say seem in sign language?

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How to use seem in a sentence?

  1. Port Huron Statement:

    People seem to understand that’s the case and are okay with it.

  2. Blair Holladay:

    It may seem like they pull lots and lots of tubes, but that's only if a doctor wants multiple tests. Depending on what that test is it goes to different sections of the lab.

  3. Jimmy Kimmel:

    It's horrible, nobody's doing anything about it at all and we seem to forget about these tragedies nationally four days after they happen.

  4. Schiller:

    There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.

  5. Kristina Hooper:

    Investors seem to be ignoring that which is not positive.


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