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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
        • File Under "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time" ¶ Why take Kuwait? The main answer, of course, has to do with control of oil resources.
        • She had a clipped assurance of manner, a purpose in her step, which seemed to announce to anyone who cared to look that she had reached a decision, and reached it even-mindedly.
        • The irony I spoke of above has to do with Young's growing conservatism, which seems to have served as an umbrella of sorts for both his puritanism and his continuing erraticism.
      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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      5. en seeme
      Source: Wiktionary

      Meaning of seem for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "seem" is a verb, more specifically, a copulative verb.
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