seemverb [ I + adv/prep, L ]uk /siːm/ us /siːm/
He's 16, but he often seems (to be) younger.
Things are seldom as/how/what they seem.
[ + (that) ] It seems (that) she can't come.
formal It would seem (that) no action need be taken.
"Was a decision made?" "It seems not/so."
- She seemed happy enough this morning.
- The plan seemed quite simple.
- He seemed a bit depressed about his work situation.
- She seemed a bit detached, as if her mind were on other things.
- She seemed slightly embarrassed to see us there.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
Appear or seem?We mostly use appear to talk about facts and events. We use seem to talk about facts, but also to talk about personal feelings and ideas. Seem is often used with a noun: …
SeemSeem means ‘appear in a particular way’. We can use it as a linking verb (like be) or with a to-infinitive. We do not normally use seem in the continuous form: …