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Appear

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Verb (intransitive)
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ap=pear

CIDE DICTIONARY

Appearv. i. [OE. apperen, aperen, OF. aparoir, F. apparoir, fr. L. apparre to appear + parreto come forth, to be visible; prob. from the same root as parre to produce. Cf. Apparent, Parent, Peer, v. i.].
  •  To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.  [1913 Webster]
    "And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "We must all appear before the judgment seat."  [1913 Webster]
    "One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "It doth not yet appear what we shall be."  [1913 Webster]
    "Of their vain contest appeared no end."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.  [1913 Webster]
    "They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To seem; look. See Seem.
Appearn. 
     Appearance.  J. Fletcher.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Appear, v.intr.
1 become or be visible.
2 be evident (a new problem then appeared).
3 seem; have the appearance of being (appeared unwell; you appear to be right).
4 present oneself publicly or formally, esp. on stage or as the accused or counsel in a lawcourt.
5 be published (it appeared in the papers; a new edition will appear).

Etymology
ME f. OF apareir f. L apparere apparit- come in sight

THESAURUS

Appear

act, act as foil, appear like, approach, arise, arrive, assister, attend, barnstorm, be at, be evident, be noticeable, be present at, be revealed, be seen, be visible, become known, become manifest, become visible, break forth, catch, chance, come, come along, come forth, come forward, come in sight, come into being, come into existence, come on, come out, come to, come to hand, come to light, come up, crop out, crop up, do, draw on, emanate, emerge, emote, emotionalize, enter, fade in, feel, figure, get out, get top billing, glare, go to, happen, have no secrets, heave in sight, issue, issue forth, leak out, look, look forth, look like, look on, loom, loom large, manifest itself, materialize, meet the gaze, mime, occur, open up, out, outcrop, pantomime, patter, peep out, perform, play, play the lead, playact, pop up, present itself, rear its head, register, rise, see, see the light, seem, seem like, seem to be, shine out, shine through, show, show its colors, show its face, show through, show up, sit in, sketch, sound, sound like, speak out, speak up, spring, spring up, stand forth, stand out, stand revealed, star, steal the show, stooge, stream forth, strike the eye, surface, take a stand, take in, transpire, tread the boards, troupe, turn up, upstage, vise, visit, watch, witness

ROGET THESAURUS

Appear

Beginning

VB begin, start, commence, conceive, open, dawn, set in, take its rise, enter upon, enter, set out, embark in, incept, initiate, launch, inaugurate, inchoate, rise, arise, originate, usher in, lead off, lead the way, take the lead, take the initiative, head, stand at the head, stand first, stand for, lay the foundations, found, set up, set on foot, agoing, set abroach, set the ball in motion, apply the match to a train, broach, open up, open the door to, get underway, set about, get to work, set to work, set to, make a beginning, make a start, handsel, take the first step, lay the first stone, cut the first turf, break ground, break the ice, break cover, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, open fire, open the ball, ventilate, air, undertake, come into existence, come into the world, make one's debut, take birth, burst forth, break out, spring up, spring forth, crop up, pop up, appear, materialize, begin at the beginning, begin ab ovo, begin again, begin de novo, start afresh, make a fresh start, take it from the top, shuffle the cards, reshuffle the cards, resume, recommence.

Eventuality

VB happen, occur, take place, take effect, come, become of, come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on, pass, present itself, fall, fall out, turn out, run, be on foot, fall in, befall, betide, bechance, prove, eventuate, draw on, turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up, supervene, survene, issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course, pass off, meet with, experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to, fall to the lot of, be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot, find, endure.

Visibility

VB be become visible, appear, open to the view, meet the eye, catch the eye, basset, present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, betray itself, stand forth, stand out, materialize, show, arise, peep out, peer out, crop out, start up, spring up, show up, turn up, crop up, glimmer, loom, glare, burst forth, burst upon the view, burst upon the sight, heave in sight, come in sight, come into view, come out, come forth, come forward, see the light of day, break through the clouds, make its appearance, show its face, appear to one's eyes, come upon the stage, float before the eyes, speak for itself, attract the attention, reappear, live in a glass house, expose to view.

Appearance

VB appear, be visible, become visible, seem, look, show, present the appearance of, wear the appearance of, carry the appearance of, have the appearance of, bear the appearance of, exhibit the appearance of, take the appearance of, take on the appearance of, assume the appearance, present the semblance of, wear the semblance of, carry the semblance of, have the semblance of, bear the semblance of, exhibit the semblance of, take the semblance of, take on the semblance of, assume the semblance of, look like, cut a figure, figure, present to the view, show.

Manifestation

VB make manifest, render manifest, bring forth, bring forward, bring to the front, bring into view, give notice, express, represent, set forth, exhibit, show, show up, expose, produce, hold up to view, expose to view, set before one, place before one, lay before one, one's eyes, tell to one's face, trot out, put through one's paces, bring to light, display, demonstrate, unroll, lay open, draw out, bring out, bring out in strong relief, call into notice, bring into notice, hold up the mirror, wear one's heart upon his sleeve, show one's face, show one's colors, manifest oneself, speak out, make no mystery, make no secret of, unfurl the flag, proclaim, indicate, disclose, elicit, be manifest, appear, transpire, speak for itself, stand to reason, stare one in the face, rear its head, give token, give sign, give indication of, tell its own tale.


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