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seemverb

us   /sim/
to appear to be: [L] You seem very quiet today. [L] He’s 16, but he seems younger. [L] The news seemed too good to be true. [L] She didn’t seem (to be) particularly happy. [I always + adv/prep] They seemed like such a nice couple. [+ to infinitive] I can’t seem to stay awake.
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seemverb [I + adv/prep, L]

uk   /siːm/ 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) no action need be taken. 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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(Definition of seem from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “seem”
in Korean -인 듯 보이다…
in Arabic يَبدو…
in Malaysian kelihatan…
in French sembler, paraître…
in Chinese (Traditional) 似乎, 仿佛…
in Italian sembrare…
in Spanish parecer…
in Vietnamese dường như…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 似乎, 仿佛…
in Indonesian memberi kesan…
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