Pronunciation: (sēm),[key] —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. to appear to be true, probable, or evident: It seems likely to rain. 5. to give the outward appearance of being or to pretend to be: He only seems friendly because he wants you to like him.