1. I
things are not always what they seem вещи не всегда такие, какими кажутся; внешность обманчива; it is not as easy as it seems это не так просто, как кажется
2. II
|| it seems so кажется [что] так; he's a nice man.So it seems он милый человек.По-видимому, да
3. III
seem smb. seem an honest man (a very old man, the ringleader, etc.) производить впечатление честного человека seem т.д., казаться честным человеком и т.д.
4. VII
|| there seems по need to do smth. по-видимому, нет необходимости делать что-л.; there seems no need to answer (to wait longer, to go now, etc.) видимо, нет необходимости /надобности/ отвечать и т.д.
5. X
seem in some state seem confused (quenched, pleased with it, collapsed, etc.) казаться озадаченным и т.д.; the whole frame seemed broken казалось, разбит весь остов
seem to do smth. I seem to hear his voice (to think of him all the time, to see him still, to love you more and more, me.) мне кажется, что я слышу его голос и т.д.; Iseem to remember that я как будто /мне кажется, что я/ припоминаю это; he seems to have died at 35 он, кажется, умер, когда ему было тридцать пять лет; he seems to me to have aged мне показалось, что он постарел; I do not seem to like him (to fancy it, etc.) мне он что-то не нравится и т.д.; I do not seem to be able to get out of that bad habit мне как-то не удается избавиться от этой дурной привычки; seem to be smth. he'-s to be a good fellow (to be homesick, to be rich, to be aware of the fact, etc.) он, кажется, хороший парень и т.д.; there seems to be some difficulty здесь, по-видимому, есть какое-то затруднение; it seems to be the usual thing here to dress for dinner здесь, по-видимому, принято переодеваться к обеду
7. XV
seem to be in some state seem easy (difficult, quite happy, impossible, unfriendly, funny, clever, old to me, better this morning. etc.) казаться легким и т.д.; do as it seems best to you действуйте /поступайте/ [так], как вам кажется лучше; it seems likely to rain похоже, будет дождь
8. XVI
seem to smb. how does that seem to you? как вы думаете?, каково ваше мнение?; that's how it seems to me вот что я думаю по этому поводу, вот как это мне представляется
9. XIX1
seem like smth. seem like a dream казаться сном; it seems like yesterday как будто это было вчера
10. XIX4
seem like being smth. it seems like it's going to rain похоже, будет дождь
11. XX1
seem as smth. it will seem as nothing when compared with her troubles это кажется ерундой по сравнению с ее неприятностями
12. XXV
it seems [that]... it seems that smth. is wrong (that nobody knew anything about the matter, he was late for the train, that the weather is improving, you were lying, that I was dreaming, that you are right, etc.) по-видимому, что-то случилось и т.д.
13. XXVII2
it seems to smb. as if... it seems to me as if I saw you somewhere мне кажется, [будто] я вас где-то видел

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  • seem — W1S1 [si:m] v [linking verb, not in progressive] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old Norse; Origin: sœma to be appropriate to , from sœmr appropriate ] 1.) to appear to exist or be true, or to have a particular quality ▪ Ann didn t seem very sure. ▪ It seems …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seem — [ sim ] verb intransitive never progressive *** 1. ) to appear to be something or appear to have a particular quality: John seems nice. seem (to be) someone/something: Susan seems a very sensible person. seem happy/genuine/relaxed etc. to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seem´er — seem «seem», intransitive verb. 1. to look like; appear to be: »This apple seemed good but was rotten inside. Does this room seem hot to you? He seemed a very old man. He seemed very strong for his age. 2. to appear to oneself: »I still seem to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seem — (s[=e]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seemed} (s[=e]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeming}.] [OE. semen to seem, to become, befit, AS. s[=e]man to satisfy, pacify; akin to Icel. s[ae]ma to honor, to bear with, conform to, s[ae]mr becoming, fit, s[=o]ma to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seem — /seem/, v.i. 1. to appear to be, feel, do, etc.: She seems better this morning. 2. to appear to one s own senses, mind, observation, judgment, etc.: It seems to me that someone is calling. 3. to appear to exist: There seems no need to go now. 4.… …   Universalium

  • seem — seem, look, appear can mean to be as stated in one s view or judgment, but not necessarily in fact Often they are used interchangeably with apparently no difference in meaning {he seems tired} {the students look eager} {the orchestra appeared… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • seem — [sēm] vi. [ME semen, prob. < ON sœma, to conform to (akin to OE seman, to bring to agreement) < IE base * sem > SAME] 1. a) to appear to be; have the look of being [to seem happy] b) to appear; give the impression: usually followed by an …   English World dictionary

  • Seem — Seem, v. t. To befit; to beseem. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seem — ► VERB 1) give the impression of being. 2) (cannot seem to do) appear to be unable to do, despite having tried. ORIGIN originally also in the sense «be appropriate»: from an Old Norse word meaning fitting …   English terms dictionary

  • seem|ly — «SEEM lee», adjective, li|er, li|est, adverb. –adj. 1. fitting or becoming with respect to good taste; suitable; proper: »Some old people do not consider modern dances seemly. SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seem. — Seem., bei Pflanzennamen Abkürzung für B. Seemann (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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