intr.v. seemed, seem·ing, seems
1. To give the impression of being in a certain way; appear to be: The child seems healthy, but the doctor is concerned. The house seems to be in good condition.
2. Used to call attention to one's impression or understanding about something, especially in weakening the force of a following infinitive: I can't seem to get the story straight.
3. To appear to be probable or evident: It seems you object to the plan. It seems like rain.
[Middle English semen, from Old Norse sœma, to conform to, from sœmr, fitting; see sem-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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