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seem meaning

EN[siːm] [-iːm]
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    Definition of seem in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGseemsPRseemingPT, PPseemed
    1. (copulative) To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.
      1. He seems to be ill.   Her eyes seem blue. ‎
    2. OBS To befit; to beseem.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • No matter how hard I try, I don't seem to be gaining ground.
        • The paintings seem concerned, if understatedly, about despoliation and other human tweakings of the landscape.
        • At a glance it seems that he is a nice guy, but upon digging deeper the truth emerges.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Seems that somepeople[sic] are distressed that those awful ethnic Albanian refugees are accepting donated formula and AREN'T BOOBFEEDING, those awful lousy mothers.
        • Seems his dear Bratley had thrown a rock and broken a windsheild[sic] on a passerby's car.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Copulative verbs
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      Source: Wiktionary
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      Grammatically, this word "seem" is a verb, more specifically, a copulative verb.
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