It seems he was here ahead of us.
The child seems healthy, but the doctor is concerned. The house seems to be in good condition.
I can't seem to get the story straight.
It seems you object to the plan. It seems like rain.
An example of to seem is a person that looks to be happy.
There seems no point in going.
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 sÃ¸mme (“beseem")) from sÅ“mr (“fitting, seemly"), from Proto-Germanic *sÅmijanÄ… (“to unite, fit"), akin to Old Norse sÅmi (“honour") (> archaic Danish somme (“decent comportment")), Old English sÄ“man (“to reconcile, bring an agreement"), Old English sÅm (“agreement").