dokeó: to have an opinion, to seemOriginal Word: δοκέωPart of Speech:
I think, seem, appear, it seemsDefinition:
I think, seem, appear, it seems.
1380 dokéō – properly, suppose (what "seems to be"), forming an opinion (a personal judgment, estimate).
1380 /dokéō ("suppose") directly reflects the personal perspective (values) of the person making the subjective judgment call, i.e. showing what they esteem (or not) as an individual.
[1380 (dokéō) is the root of: 1378 (dógma), 1391 (dóksa), and 2106 (eudokéō). Each cognate stresses "the subjective mental estimate or opinion about a matter" (R. Trench, 304).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from dokos (opinion)Definition
to have an opinion, to seemNASB Translation
deem (1), expect (1), has a mind (1), inclined (1), recognized (1), regarded (1), reputation (3), reputed (1), seem (3), seemed best (1), seemed fitting (1), seemed good (4), seems (3), suppose (5), supposed (2), supposes (1), supposing (4), think (18), thinking (1), thinks (6), thought (4).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1380: δοκέωδοκέω
; imperfect ἐδόκουν
; 1 aorist ἔδοξα
; (akin to δέχομαι
, whence δοκός
an assumption, opinion (cf. Latindecus, decet, dignus
, § 15; cf. his Das Verbum, i., pp. 376, 382)); (from Homer
1. to be of opinion, think, suppose: followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Mark 6:49 (R G L Tr); 2 Corinthians 11:16; 1 Corinthians 12:23; with an infinitive relating to the same subject as that of δοκέω itself, Luke 8:18 (ὁ δοκεῖ ἔχειν); Luke 24:37 (ἐδόκουν πνεῦμα θεωρεῖν); John 5:39; John 16:2; Acts 12:9; Acts 27:13; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 7:40; 1 Corinthians 8:2; 1 Corinthians 10:12; 1 Corinthians 14:37; Galatians 6:3; Philippians 3:4; James 1:26; μή δόξητε λέγειν ἐν ἑαυτοῖς do not suppose that ye may think, Matthew 3:9; cf. Fritzsche at the passage followed by ὅτι, Matthew 6:7; Matthew 26:53; (Mark 6:49 T WH); Luke 12:51; Luke 13:2, 4; Luke 19:11; John 5:45; John 11:13 ( T Tr WH); ; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 2 Corinthians 12:19; James 4:5, so used that the object is easily understood from the context: Matthew 24:44 (ἡ ὥρα οὐ δοκεῖτε ὁ υἱός τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἔρχεται); Luke 12:40; Luke 17:9 (R G L brackets Tr marginal reading brackets); forming a parenthesis in the midst of a question: πόσῳ, δοκεῖτε, χείρονος ἀξιωθήσεται τιμωρίας; Hebrews 10:29; (Aristophanes Aeharn. 12 πῶς τουτ' ἐσεισε μου, δοκεῖς, τήν καρδίαν; Anacreon (<530 b.c.="">) 40, 15 (i. e., 35 (33), 16) πόσον, δοκεῖς, πονουσιν, ἔρως, ὅσους σύ βαλλεις;). (Synonym: see ἡγέομαι, at the end)
2. intransitive, to seem, be accounted, reputed: Luke 10:36; Luke 22:24; Acts 17:18; Acts 25:27; 1 Corinthians 12:22; 2 Corinthians 10:9; Hebrews 12:11; ἔδοξα ἐμαυτῷ δεῖν πρᾶξαι, I seemed to myself, i. e. I thought, Acts 26:9 (cf. Buttmann, 111 (97)); οἱ δοκοῦντες ἄρχειν those that are accounted to rule, who are recognized as rulers, Mark 10:42; οἱ δοκοῦντες εἶναι τί those who are reputed to be somewhat (of importance), and therefore have influence, Galatians 2:6 (9) (Plato, Euthyd., p. 303 c.); simply, οἱ δοκοῦντες those highly esteemed, of repute, looked up to, influential, Galatians 2:2 (often in Greek writings as Euripides, Hec. 295, where cf. Schafer; (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 45, 7)). By way of courtesy, things certain are sometimes said δοκεῖν, as in Hebrews 4:1 (cf. Cicero, offic. 3, 2, 6ut tute tibi defuisse videare); 1 Corinthians 11:16 (but cf. Meyer at the passage); cf. Winer's Grammar, § 65, 7 c.
3. impersonally, δοκεῖ μοι, it seems to me; i. e.
a. I think, judge": thus in questions, τί σοι (ὑμῖν) δοκεῖ; Matthew 17:25; Matthew 18:12; Matthew 21:28; Matthew 22:17, 42; Matthew 26:66; John 11:56; κατά τό δοκοῦν αὐτοῖς as seemed good to them, Hebrews 12:10 (Lucian, Tim. § 25, and παρά τό δοκοῦν ἡμῖν, Thucydides 1, 84).
b. ἔδοξε μοι it seemed good to, pleased, me; I determined: followed by an infinitive, Luke 1:3; Acts 15:22, 25, 28, 34 Rec.; also often in Greek writings. Compare: εὐδοκέω, συνδοκέω, εὐδοκέω.<1> [SYNONYMS: δοκεῖν 2, φαίνεσθαι: φαίνεσθαι (primarily of luminous bodies) makes reference to the actual external appearance, generally correct but possibly deceptive; δοκεῖν refers to the subjective judgment, which may or may not conform to the fact. Hence, such a combination as δοκεῖ φαίνεσθαι is no pleonasm. Cf. Trench, § lxxx.; Schmidt, chapter 15.] 530>
be of reputation, seem good, suppose, think.
A prolonged form of a primary verb, doko dok'-o (used only in an alternate in certain tenses; compare the base of deiknuo) of the same meaning; to think; by implication, to seem (truthfully or uncertainly) -- be accounted, (of own) please(-ure), be of reputation, seem (good), suppose, think, trow.
see GREEK deiknuo