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SEEM, v. i.

1. To appear; to make or have a show or semblance.

Thou art not what thou seems't. Shak.

All seem'd well pleased; all seem'd, but were not all. Milton.

2. To have the appearance of truth or fact; to be understood as true. It seems that the Turkish power is on the decline.

A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. Addison.

SEEM, v. t. To become; to befit. Obs.




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SEEM, v. i.

1. To appear; to make or have a show or semblance.

Thou art not what thou seems't. Shak.

All seem'd well pleased; all seem'd, but were not all. Milton.

2. To have the appearance of truth or fact; to be understood as true. It seems that the Turkish power is on the decline.

A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. Addison.

SEEM, v. t. To become; to befit. Obs.


SEEM, v.i. [G. ziemen, to become, to be fit or suitable; geziemen, to become, to beseem, to be meet, decent, seemly. In D. zweemen is to be like, to resemble, and taamen is to fit or suit, to become. In Dan. söm is a seam, and sömmer, signifies to hem, and also to become, to beseem, to be suitable, decent or seemly. This is certainly the G. ziemen; hence we see that seam and seem are radically the some word; It. sembrare, to seem; sembiante, like, similar, resembling; rassembrare, to resemble; Sp. semejar, to be like; Fr. sembler, to seem, to appear. These words seem to be of one family, having for their radical sense, to extend to, to meet, to unite, to come together, or to press together. If so, the Dutch taamen leads us to the oriental roots, Heb. Ch. and Syr. דמה, damah, to be like; Eth. አደመ adam, to please, to suit; Ar. أَدَمَ adama, to add, to unite, to agree, to suit, to conciliate, to confirm concord. Class Dm, No. 5, and 7. These verbs are radically one, and in these we find the primary sense of Adam; likeness, or form.]

  1. To appear; to make or have a show or semblance. Thou art not what thou seem'st. – Shak. All seem'd well pleas'd; all seem'd, but were not all. Milton.
  2. To have the appearance of truth or fact; to be understood as true. It seems that the Turkish power is on the decline. A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. – Addison.

SEEM, v.t.

To become; to befit. [Obs.] – Spenser.


Seem
  1. To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance; to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as.

    "It now seemed probable." Macaulay.

    Thou picture of what thou seem'st. Shak.

    All seemed well pleased; all seemed, but were not all. Milton.

    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death. Prov. xiv. 12.

    It seems, it appears; it is understood as true; it is said.

    A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. Addison.

    Syn. -- To appear; look. -- Seem, Appear. To appear has reference to a thing's being presented to our view; as, the sun appears; to seem is connected with the idea of semblance, and usually implies an inference of our mind as to the probability of a thing's being so; as, a storm seems to be coming. "The story appears to be true," means that the facts, as presented, go to show its truth; "the story seems to be true," means that it has the semblance of being so, and we infer that it is true. "His first and principal care being to appear unto his people such as he would have them be, and to be such as he appeared." Sir P. Sidney.

    Ham. Ay, madam, it is common.
    Queen. If it be,
    Why seems it so particular with thee?
    Ham. Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not "seems."
    Shak.

  2. To befit; to beseem.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
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Seem

SEEM, v. i.

1. To appear; to make or have a show or semblance.

Thou art not what thou seems't. Shak.

All seem'd well pleased; all seem'd, but were not all. Milton.

2. To have the appearance of truth or fact; to be understood as true. It seems that the Turkish power is on the decline.

A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. Addison.

SEEM, v. t. To become; to befit. Obs.

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