Definition of seem
1 : to appear to the observation or understanding
2 : to give the impression of being
Examples of seem in a Sentence
What they're doing doesn't seem right to me.
I tried to cheer them up because they seemed depressed.
Recent Examples of seem from the Web
The feta-tomato-olive flavors seem to complement the meaty-cinnamon-spice of chili.
McConnell’s reputation as a brilliant tactician seemed to fail him in a big way with Obamacare repeal.
Engagement parties, which were once more common, seem to have fallen off the social map, as couples add other celebrations (such as multiple showers) to their wedding season.
But the existence of so many super-Earths seems to contradict astronomers' understanding of planet formation.
Oliver, a four-month-old shih tzu pup, seemed befuddled as dog groomer Michelle Robinson deftly pulled his paw back and clipped his back nails.
The Naperville Ale Fest seemed to satisfy a craving among the craft beer lovers who gathered at Naper Settlement Saturday to sample 200-plus varieties from about 100 brewers.
The league is cutting back on exhibitions (the maximum eight per team in the past always seemed excessive).
The bigger issue is that Snapchat’s current reality doesn’t seem to align with Spiegel’s stated ambitions.
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SEEM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seem for English Language Learners
: to appear to be something or to do something : to have a quality, appearance, etc., that shows or suggests a particular characteristic, feeling, etc.
—used with it to make a statement about what appears to be true based on what is known
SEEM Defined for Kids
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