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English verb: seem

1. seem (perception) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

SamplesShe 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.

ExamplesThey seem to move

Synonymsappear, look

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)be

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

SamplesIt seems that he is very gifted.
It appears that the weather in California is very bad.


Pattern of useIt ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)seem

3. seem (stative) appear to exist

SamplesThere seems no reason to go ahead with the project now.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

4. seem (perception) appear to one's own mind or opinion

SamplesI seem to be misunderstood by everyone.
I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)appear, seem

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