look, appear, seem(verb)
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"
seem to be true, probable, or apparent
"It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
appear to exist
"There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now"
appear to one's own mind or opinion
"I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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Translations for seem
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- ظهر, بدا, يبدوArabic
- parèixer, semblarCatalan, Valencian
- dünken, scheinenGerman
- tuntua, vaikuttaa, näyttääFinnish
- sembler, paraîtreFrench
- lykjeWestern Frisian
- लगना, दिखनाHindi
- sanbleHaitian Creole
- sembrare, apparire, parereItalian
- そう, ように見える, らしいJapanese
- دیاره, وا دیارهKurdish
- lijken, schijnenDutch
- wyglądać, wydawać sięPolish
- parer, parair, pareirRomansh
- показаться, казатьсяRussian
- parriri, parrere, parriSardinian
- zdeti seSlovene
- verka, tyckas, synas, förefallaSwedish
- görünmek, gözükmekTurkish
- دکھایا, لگناUrdu
- có vẻ như, dường nhưVietnamese
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