Meaning of “seem” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /siːm/
Extra Examples
He may seem charming but in reality he's quite unpleasant.She didn't seem unduly concerned.She didn't seem particularly interested.It may, at first sight, seem a surprising choice.It does seem odd.
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.

(Definition of “seem” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)