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The word seem is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the verb seem
What does seem mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: seemed | seeming | seems
- give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
- examples: She seems to be sleeping | They seem to move
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Theme] [Verb] [Adjective] He appeared crazy [Theme] [Verb] [Adverb] He seemed well [Theme] [Verb] [Predicate, raising to subject with infinitive] He seemed to come [Theme] [Verb] [Predicate, not sentential clause] He seemed a fool [Theme] [Verb] in [Predicate, not sentential clause] The matter seems in dispute
Seem Verbs (with the same syntax): appear.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonyms of seem: appear / look
- more generic word: be = have the quality of being
- more specific terms:
- make = appear to begin an activity
- cut = give the appearance or impression of
- feel = produce a certain impression
- pass off = be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
- sound = appear in a certain way
- come across = be perceived in a certain way
- radiate / shine / beam / glow = have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
- glisten / glitter / gleam / glint / shine = be shiny, as if wet
- stand out / stick out / jump out / leap out / jump = be highly noticeable
- lift / rear / rise = rise up
- loom = come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
- feel = be felt or perceived in a certain way
- seem to be true, probable, or apparent and suggest that a certain state of affair holds
- appear to exist
- appear to one's own mind or opinion
Seem is a canonical version, musical recording.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Seem
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by V. H. Hagopian
SYN,-To appear; look:-To appear has reference to a thing's being, presented to our view; as, the sun appears; to seem is connected with the idea of semblance, and usually implies an inference of our mind as to the probability of a thing's being ...
Logic and Lexicon (2013)
The Semantics of the Indefinite by Manfred Pinkal
Finally, indefiniteness is not a borderline phenomenon but rather the typical case for many sentences; certain sentences seem to have the very purpose of making statements about which people can disagree (although the relevant data are ...
Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America by Charles W. Heckman
Zoogeographical barriers on the South American continent therefore seem to be less of a factor in the distribution of the dragonflies than are the ecological tolerances of the individual species. This applies in almost ...
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Usage statistics about seem
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Usage statistics for the verb seem:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb seem:
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- Seem Meaning
Video shows what seem means. To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.. To befit; to beseem.. seem pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...
- Can't seem Meaning
Video shows what can't seem means. Seem to be unable.. Can't seem Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say can't seem. Powered ...
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- Lesson 5a SEEM English GrammarVerb, Grammar, Jennifer, Special verb
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- Lesson 5b SEEM English GrammarVerb, Grammar, Jennifer, Special Verb
- Lesson 5a SEEM English GrammarVerb, Grammar, Jennifer, Special Verb
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When Things Seem to be going all wrong / American Sign Language
Devotion for the Deaf - August 6.
Quotes about Seem
Scrabble value of S1E1E1M3
The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of SEEM
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