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seem

verb
 
 
/siːm/
seem happy/a nice person, etc; seem like/as if, etc B1 to appear to be a particular thing or to have a particular quality: She seemed happy enough. It seemed like a good idea at the time. There doesn't seem to be any real solution. [+ (that)] It seems that the bars close early here. It seems to me (= I think) that she's in the wrong job.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
Translations of “seem”
in Spanish parecer…
in Arabic يَبدو…
in Korean -인 듯 보이다…
in Portuguese parecer…
in French sembler, paraître…
in German scheinen…
in Catalan semblar…
in Japanese ~のようである, ~のように見える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 似乎, 仿佛…
in Chinese (Traditional) 似乎, 仿佛…
in Italian sembrare…
(Definition of seem from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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