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appear is a synonym of seem

verb [ uh-peer ]

appear is another word for seem

✅  Seem and appear can be used synonymously to refer to an outward aspect that may or may not be true.

✅  Seem is the perfect word to use when the aspect is more likely, or realistic (It seems warm), but also when it requires more evidence to be sure (He seemed nice, but I don’t know him well).

✅  Appear is the perfect word to use when you want to suggest that the aspect is actually false, or an illusion (The room appeared empty because everyone was seated so far apart).

✅  In sum, if something seems to be true, it’s more likely to be true than if it just appears to be true.

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converse is a synonym of talk

verb [ kuhn-vurs ]

converse is another word for talk

✅  Talk and converse both describe speaking out loud in order to communicate. Talk is the most general, and can be used for serious topics (We had to talk about his behavior) or more lighthearted ones (My friends and I talked excitedly about video games).

✅  Converse suggests specifically that you’re exchanging ideas with someone, and often implies that you’re intending to come to a conclusion together (The professors conversed for hours about the new study’s implications).

✅  Converse, along with another synonym commune, can be used humorously in informal settings. The humor comes from using a formal word in informal situations (I must converse with my friends about the latest gossip).

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aspect is a synonym of appearance

noun [ as-pekt ]

aspect is another word for appearance

✅  Appearance refers to how something looks in general (The house had a shabby appearance), whereas aspect is the perfect word to use when the way something looks makes you feel specific emotions (The house had a comforting aspect).

✅  Aspect is often used when a specific circumstance has changed the appearance of something in some way (His face, which usually had a handsome appearance, took on a terrifying aspect when he was angry).

✅  Appearance is the best word to use when you simply want to describe how something looks; but that doesn’t mean it necessarily reflects the truth of the situation (While the jacket had an expensive appearance, it was actually cheap).

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