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seem

seem

 
 
pronunciation:
sim
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: seemed, seeming, seems
definition 1: to appear to be or do.
He seems like a nice man.The dog seems to like you.
synonyms:
appear, look
similar words:
come across, feel, sound
definition 2: to appear to be true or to exist.
It seems that I was at fault, and I'm here to apologize.There seems to be a good reason for this.
synonyms:
appear
definition 3: to give an appearance, as for deceptive purposes.
I'll seem very contrite, and then she'll forgive me.
synonyms:
appear
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word seam (a line where two things join)? Seem and seam sound alike but have different meanings.