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Synonyms for seemsim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. look, appear, seem(verb)

    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

    Synonyms:
    count, await, come out, search, appear, seem, front, reckon, look, depend, bet, attend, take care, come along, expect, face, wait, calculate, see

  2. appear, seem(verb)

    seem to be true, probable, or apparent

    Synonyms:
    come along, seem, come out, appear, look

  3. seem(verb)

    appear to exist

    Synonyms:
    appear, look

  4. seem(verb)

    appear to one's own mind or opinion

    Synonyms:
    appear, look

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. seem

    Appear and look refer to what manifests itself to the senses; to a semblance or probability presented directly to the mind. Seem applies to what is manifest to the mind on reflection. It suddenly appears to me that there is smoke in the distance; as I watch, it looks like a fire; from my knowledge of the locality and observation of particulars, it seems to me a farmhouse must be burning.

    Synonyms:
    appear, have the appearance, have the semblance, look

    Antonyms:
    be, be certain, be real, be the fact, be true, exist

    Preposition:
    Appear at the front; among the first; on or upon the surface; to the eye; in evidence, in print; from reports; near the harbor; before the public; in appropriate dress; with the insignia of his rank; above the clouds; below the surface; under the lee; over the sea; through the mist; appear for, in behalf of, or against one in court.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. seem(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    appear, look, appear to be, present the appearance, have the appearance, strike one as being

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List of paraphrases:

appear, look, air, seems, sound, appears


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