- give the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality；used to make a statement or description of one's thoughts, feelings, or actions less assertive or forceful
verb: seem, 3rd person present: seems, gerund or present participle: seeming, past tense: seemed, past participle: seemed
- 1. give the impression or sensation of being something or having a particular quality:
Dawn seemed annoyed
there seems to be plenty to eat
- 2. used to make a statement or description of one's thoughts, feelings, or actions less assertive or forceful:
I seem to remember giving you very precise instructions
- 3. be unable to do something, despite having tried:
he couldn't seem to remember his lines
- 4. used to suggest in a cautious, guarded, or polite way that something is true or a fact:
it would seem that he has been fooling us all
- v.give the impression of being something or having a particular quality:
- Dawn seemed annoyed
it seemed a dismal town
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