Definition of Appear

1. Verb. Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect. "They appear to move "; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Exact synonyms: Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Make, Cut, Feel, Pass Off, Sound, Come Across, Beam, Glow, Radiate, Shine, Gleam, Glint, Glisten, Glitter, Shine, Jump, Jump Out, Leap Out, Stand Out, Stick Out, Lift, Rear, Rise, Loom, Feel
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Appearance, Look, Look, Look

2. Verb. Come into sight or view. "The moon will soon appear "; "A new star appeared on the horizon"

3. Verb. Be issued or published. "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
Exact synonyms: Come Out
Generic synonyms: Happen, Materialise, Materialize

4. Verb. Seem to be true, probable, or apparent. "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
Exact synonyms: Seem
Specialized synonyms: Seem
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Apparent, Apparent

5. Verb. Come into being or existence, or appear on the scene. "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
Exact synonyms: Come Along
Specialized synonyms: Gleam, Fulminate, Occur
Derivative terms: Apparition
Antonyms: Disappear

6. Verb. Appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.. "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
Category relationships: Dramatic Art, Dramatics, Dramaturgy, Theater, Theatre
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform
Derivative terms: Appearance

7. Verb. Present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority. "She appeared on several charges of theft"
Derivative terms: Appearance

Definition of Appear

1. v. i. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.

2. n. Appearance.

Definition of Appear

1. Verb. (intransitive) To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To come before the public. ¹

3. Verb. (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. ¹

4. Verb. (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. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive copulative) To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look. ¹

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Definition of Appear

1. to come into view [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appear

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Literary usage of Appear

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
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