appear

  • 1 appear — ap·pear vi 1: to present oneself before a person or body having authority to appear before the officer who is to take the deposition Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 37(d): as a: to present oneself in court as a party to a lawsuit often… …

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  • 2 Appear — Ap*pear , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Appeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appearing}.] [OE. apperen, aperen, OF. aparoir, F. apparoir, fr. L. appar?re to appear + par?reto come forth, to be visible; prob. from the same root as par?re to produce. Cf. {Apparent} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 appear — 1 Appear, loom, emerge mean to come out into view. In use, however, they are only rarely interchangeable. Appear is weakest in its implication of a definite physical background or a source; consequently it sometimes means merely to become visible …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 appear — [v1] come into sight arise, arrive, attend, be present, be within view, blow in*, bob up*, break through, breeze in*, check in*, clock in*, come, come forth, come into view, come out, come to light*, crop up*, develop, drop in*, emerge, expose,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 appear — [ə pir′] vi. [ME aperen < OFr aparoir < L apparere < ad , to + perere, to come forth, be visible; akin to Gr peparein, to display] 1. to come into sight 2. to come into being [freckles appear on his face every summer] 3. to become… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 appear — (v.) late 13c., to come into view, from stem of O.Fr. aparoir (12c., Mod.Fr. apparoir) appear, come to light, come forth, from L. apparere to appear, come in sight, make an appearance, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + parere to come forth, be… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 Appear — Ap*pear , n. Appearance. [Obs.] J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 appear — appear, appeared For the type She appeared to have encouraged him, see perfect infinitive …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 appear — ► VERB 1) become visible or evident. 2) give a particular impression; seem. 3) present oneself publicly or formally, especially on television or in a law court. 4) be published. ORIGIN Latin apparere, from parere come into view …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Appear — For other uses, see Appearance (disambiguation). Appear Networks Systems AB Type Privately held company Industry Computer software …

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  • 11 appear — v. 1) (D; intr.) to appear against; for (she appeared against him in court) 2) (D; intr.) to appear to (she appeared to him in a dream) 3) (E) she appears to be well 4) (L; to) it appears (to me) that they will not come 5) (esp. BE) (S) to appear …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 appear — ap|pear W1S1 [əˈpıə US əˈpır] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(seem)¦ 2¦(give impression)¦ 3¦(start to be seen)¦ 4¦(film/tv programme etc)¦ 5¦(book/newspaper etc)¦ 6¦(available/known)¦ 7¦(law court/meeting)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: aparoir,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 appear — verb 1 SEEM (linking verb, not in progressive) a word used especially in formal or written English meaning to seem: appear upset/calm etc: Roger appeared very upset. | The city appeared calm after the previous night s fighting. | appear to be:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 appear */*/*/ — UK [əˈpɪə(r)] / US [əˈpɪr] verb [intransitive, not usually progressive] Word forms appear : present tense I/you/we/they appear he/she/it appears present participle appearing past tense appeared past participle appeared 1) to make other people… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 appear — ap|pear [ ə pır ] verb *** ▸ 1 seem ▸ 2 begin to be seen ▸ 3 be on TV etc. ▸ 4 be in court ▸ 5 start to exist ▸ 6 be written/printed 1. ) linking verb to make other people think that you are something or feel something. Appear is a slightly more… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 appear — verb 1 come into sight/existence ADVERB ▪ suddenly ▪ A man suddenly appeared in the doorway. ▪ from nowhere, magically ▪ A police officer appeared as if from nowhere and ordered us to halt …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 appear — [[t]əpɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦ appears, appearing, appeared 1) V LINK: no cont (vagueness) If you say that something appears to be the way you describe it, you are reporting what you believe or what you have been told, though you cannot be sure it is true.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 appear — 01. Watching too much television [appears] to have a negative effect on children s education. 02. I was thinking of my friend Jack when suddenly he [appeared] on the street in front of me. 03. The magician made a rabbit disappear from its cage,… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 appear — verb 1) a cloud of dust appeared on the horizon Syn: become visible, come into view, come into sight, materialize, pop up Ant: vanish 2) fundamental differences were beginning to appear Syn: be revealed …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 appear*/*/*/ — [əˈpɪə] verb 1) [linking verb] to make other people think that you are something, or that you feel something Matt appears unaffected by all the media attention.[/ex] There appears to be very little we can do about the problem.[/ex] It appears… …

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