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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1380 Greek: dokeo

Seem:

denotes

(a) "to be of opinion" (akin to doxa, "opinion"), e.g., Luk 8:18, RV, "thinketh" (AV, "seemeth"); so 1Cr 3:18; to think, suppose, Jam 1:26, RV, "thinketh himself" (AV, "seem"); see SUPPOSE, THINK;

(b) "to seem, to be reputed," e.g., Act 17:18; 1Cr 11:16; 12:22; 2Cr 10:9; Hbr 4:1; 12:11; for Gal 2:2, 6, 9, see REPUTE;

(c) impersonally

(1) to think (see THINK),

(2) to "seem" good, Luk 1:3; Act 15:22, RV, "it seemed good" (AV, "it pleased"); 15:25, 28 (ver. 34 in some mss.); in Hbr 12:10, the neuter of the present participle is used with the article, lit., "the (thing) seeming good," RV, "(as) seemed good," AV, "after (their own) pleasure."
See ACCOUNT, No. 1.

Notes:

(1) In Mat 11:26; Luk 10:21, eudokia, "good pleasure, satisfaction" (eu, "well," and dokeo), is used with ginomai, "to become," and translated "it seemed good," AV (RV, "it was well-pleasing").

(2) In Luk 24:11, AV, phaino, "to appear" (Passive Voice), is translated "seemed" (RV, "appeared").

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