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seem

verb [I + adv/prep, L] uk   us   /siːm/
B1 to give the effect of being; to be judged to be: He's 16, but he often seems (to be) younger. The children seemed (as if/as though/like they were) tired. I suspect his claims are not all they seem - he tends to exaggerate. Things are seldom as/how/what they seem. [+ to infinitive] I seem to know more about him than anyone else. They seem to be taking a long time to decide. [+ (that)] It seems (that) she can't come. It seems to me (that) (= I think that) he isn't the right person for the job.formal It would seem (that) we need to be at the airport two hours before take-off. There seems to have been a mistake - my name isn't on the list. [after so] "There's no reply - they've all gone home." "So it seems." "Was a decision made?" "It seems not/so."
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Translations of “seem”
in Arabic يَبدو…
in Korean -인 듯 보이다…
in Malaysian kelihatan…
in French sembler, paraître…
in Italian sembrare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 似乎, 仿佛…
in Vietnamese dường như…
in Spanish parecer…
in Portuguese parecer…
in Thai ดูเหมือนว่า…
in German scheinen…
in Catalan semblar…
in Japanese ~のようである, ~のように見える…
in Indonesian memberi kesan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 似乎, 仿佛…
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