Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb seem

4 senses of seem

Sense 1
look, appear, seem -- (give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "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")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
appear, seem -- (seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
seem -- (appear to exist; "There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 4
seem -- (appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters")
       => appear, seem -- (seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad")

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