English verb: seem
|1.||seem (perception) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect|
|Samples||She seems to be sleeping.|
This appears to be a very difficult problem.
This project looks fishy.
They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time.
|Examples||They seem to move|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s Adjective/Noun.|
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
|Narrower (hyponym)||beam, come across, cut, feel, feel, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, jump, jump out, leap out, lift, loom, make, pass off, radiate, rear, rise, shine, shine, sound, stand out, stick out|
|2.||seem (perception) seem to be true, probable, or apparent|
|Samples||It seems that he is very gifted.|
It appears that the weather in California is very bad.
|Pattern of use||It ----s that CLAUSE|
|3.||seem (stative) appear to exist|
|Samples||There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|4.||seem (perception) appear to one's own mind or opinion|
|Samples||I seem to be misunderstood by everyone.|
I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE|
|Broader (hypernym)||appear, seem|