Seem is defined as to appear.verb
An example of to seem is a person that looks to be happy.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to appear to be; have the look of being: to seem happy
- to appear; give the impression: usually followed by an infinitive: he seems to know the facts
- to have the impression; think: followed by an infinitive: I seem to have lost it
- to appear to exist: there seems no point in going
- to be apparently true: it seems he was here
Origin: ME semen, prob. < ON sœma, to conform to (akin to OE seman, to bring to agreement) < IE base *sem- > same
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intransitive verb seemed, seem·ing, seems
- To give the impression of being; appear: The child seems healthy, but the doctor is concerned.
- To appear to one's own opinion or mind: I can't seem to get the story straight.
- To appear to be true, probable, or evident: It seems you object to the plan. It seems like rain. He seems to have worked in sales for several years.
- To appear to exist: There seems no reason to postpone it.
Origin: Middle English semen, from Old Norse sœma, to conform to, from sœmr, fitting; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.