- vi. 似乎；像是；装作
- n. (Seem)人名；(英)西姆
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
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:  Originally, seem meant ‘be suitable’ (a meaning preserved in the derived seemly ). It was borrowed from the Old Norse verb soema ‘conform to, honour’. This was derived from the adjective soemr ‘fitting’, a descendant of the prehistoric base *sōm- (to which English same is distantly related). The sense ‘appear to be’ emerged in the early 13th century.
=> same, seemly, soft
- seem (v.)
- c. 1200, "to appear to be;" c. 1300, "to be fitting, be appropriate, be suitable," though the more recent sense in English is the etymological one; from Old Norse soema "to honor; to put up with; to conform to (the world, etc.)," verb derived from adjective soemr "fitting," from Proto-Germanic *somi- (cognates: Old English som "agreement, reconciliation," seman "to conciliate," source of Middle English semen "to settle a dispute," literally "to make one;" Old Danish some "to be proper or seemly"), from PIE *som-i-, from root *sem- "one, as one" (see same). Related: Seemed; seeming.
- 1. Victorian houses can seem cold with their lofty ceilings and rambling rooms.
- 2. I seem to fritter my time away at coffee mornings.
- 3. He rubbed and rubbed but couldn't seem to get clean.
- 4. The idea of spending two weeks with him may seem heavenly.
- 5. T-shirts now seem almost de rigueur in the West End.
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