appear, look (as if or non-standard in US like), sound, feel, have (all) the hallmarks or earmarks of, give every indication or appearance of:
He seems all right to me. She seems to have forgotten her key again.
It seems as if I've never been away at all. He seemed frightened.
apparent, evident, ostensible, outward, superficial, surface, assumed, feigned, pretended, false, so-called, alleged, specious, purported, professed:
She was shocked by his seeming indifference to her problems.