Seem meaning

sēm
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To be apparently true.

It seems he was here ahead of us.

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To give the impression of being in a certain way; appear to be.

The child seems healthy, but the doctor is concerned. The house seems to be in good condition.

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Used to call attention to one's impression or understanding about something, especially in weakening the force of a following infinitive.

I can't seem to get the story straight.

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To appear to be probable or evident.

It seems you object to the plan. It seems like rain.

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Seem is defined as to appear.

An example of to seem is a person that looks to be happy.

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To appear to exist.

There seems no point in going.

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(copulative) To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.

He seems to be ill. Her eyes seem blue.

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Origin of seem

  • Middle English semen from Old Norse sœma to conform to from sœmr fitting sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English semen "to seem, befit, be becoming" from Old Norse sÅ“ma (“to conform to, beseem, befit") (> Danish sømme (“beseem")) from sÅ“mr (“fitting, seemly"), from Proto-Germanic *sōmijanÄ… (“to unite, fit"), akin to Old Norse sōmi (“honour") (> archaic Danish somme (“decent comportment")), Old English sÄ“man (“to reconcile, bring an agreement"), Old English sōm (“agreement").

    From Wiktionary