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seem

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[sim] [sim]

v.好像,仿佛;似乎;装作;看来好像

常用短语

  1. seem like

    看起来像,看上去像…,好像…

场景例句

  1. She did not seem at all afraid.

    她一点儿也没显得害怕。

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  2. I seem to have mislaid my keys.

    我好像不知道把钥匙放在哪儿了。

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  3. He can't seem to play in rhythm.

    他的演奏好像不合节拍。

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近义词

同义词辨析

  • 以下词都有“看起来,好像是”的意思,区别是:
  • appear 指从感观印象看似乎是如此,但有时着重指因视野、观点限制而产生的歪曲印象。

    look 指从样子看起来,侧重通过视觉而建立的印象。

    seem 多指从主观印象或个反应得出的看法。

    词根: -seem- 好像
  1. seem [sim] v. 好像,仿佛;似乎;装作;看来好像

    seem: -seem-好像

单词家谱

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seem 看来,似乎,好像

来自中古英语 semen,使合适,使匹配,使合乎举止,来自 Proto-Germanic*somiz,合适的,标 致的,来自 PIE*sem,一,整体,词源同 same,assemble.引申词义外表,表面,后词义抽象化 为看来,似乎,好像等。原词义见 seemly,得体的,合乎礼仪的。

seem 好像,似乎

来源于原始印欧语somos(相同的)。

同源词:same,some

seem (v.)

c. 1200, impersonal, hit semeth (it seems), "it appears (that something is so);" also with adjectives or phrases, "to appear to be (in some condition), have or present an appearance of being," from Old Norse soema "to honor; to put up with; to conform to (the world, etc.)," a verb derived from the adjective soemr "fitting."

This is reconstructed to be from Proto-Germanic *somiz (source also of Old English som "agreement, reconciliation," seman "to conciliate," source of Middle English semen "to settle a dispute," literally "to make one;" Old Danish söme "to be proper or seemly"), from PIE *somi-, suffixed form of root *sem- (1) "one; as one, together with" (also compare same).

With other verbs (seem to be, etc.) from c. 1200. Sense of "appear to oneself, think oneself" is from 1630s. Also in Middle English "to present oneself, appear; be visible, be apparent" (late 14c.), hence, of a fact, etc., "be evident, apparent, or obvious." The sense of "be fitting or appropriate, be expedient" (c. 1300) is the etymological one, but it is obsolete except in derived seemly, unseemly. Related: Seemed; seeming.

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