Appear meaning

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To appear is to seem or look a certain way.

An example of someone that may appear to be smart is a college professor.

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To come or perform before the public.

Has appeared in two plays.

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To present oneself formally before a court as defendant, plaintiff, or counsel.
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To be published.

The magazine appears monthly.

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To be likely or evident.

It appears that they will be late.

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To come into existence.

New strains of viruses appear periodically.

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To be published or made available to the public.

The novel first appeared in installments in a magazine.

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To come into sight.
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To come into being.

Freckles appear on his face every summer.

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To become understood or apparent.

It appears he's right.

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To seem; look.

To appear to be in good health.

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To present oneself formally, as in court.
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To come before the public.

He will appear in Hamlet.

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(intransitive) To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
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(intransitive) To come before the public.

A great writer appeared at that time.

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(intransitive) To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
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(intransitive) To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
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(intransitive, copulative) To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

He appeared quite happy with the result.

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To appear is defined as to be a part of a production.

An example of someone who may appear is a Broadway actor.

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The definition of appear is to show up or become capable of being seen.

An example of something that may appear is a rabbit out of a magician's hat.

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To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem.

The child appeared unhappy.

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Origin of appear

  • Middle English aperen from Old French aparoir aper- from Latin appārēre ad- ad- pārēre to show
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English apperen, aperen, from Old French aparoir (French apparoir, apparaître), from Latin apparēre (“to appear”), from ad (“to”) + parēre (“come forth, to be visible”).
    From Wiktionary