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appear



ap·pear [appear appears appeared appearing] BrE [əˈpɪə(r)] NAmE [əˈpɪr] verb
 
 
LOOK/SEEM
1. linking verb (not used in the progressive tenses)to give the impression of being or doing sth
Syn: seem
+ adj. She didn't appear at all surprised at the news.
It appears unlikely that interest rates will fall further.
+ noun He appears a perfectly normal person.
~ to do sth She appeared to be in her late thirties.
They appeared not to know what was happening.
There appears to have been a mistake.
it appears (that)… It appears that there has been a mistake.
It would appear that this was a major problem.  
 
BE SEEN
2. intransitive to start to be seen
Three days later a rash appeared.
+ adv./prep. A bus appeared around the corner.
Smoke appeared on the horizon.
Posters for the gig appeared all over town.
New shoots are just appearing at the base of the plant.  
 
BEGIN TO EXIST
3. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to begin to exist or be known or used for the first time
When did mammals appear on the earth?
This problem first appeared in the inner cities.  
 
OF BOOK/PROGRAMME
4. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to be published or broadcast
His new book will be appearing in the spring.
It was too late to prevent the story from appearing in the national newspapers.
These allegations appear in a forthcoming documentary.  
 
IN MOVIE/PLAY
5. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to take part in a film/movie, play, television programme, etc
He has appeared in over 60 movies.
She regularly appears on TV.
Next month he will be appearing as Obama in a new play on Broadway.  
 
ARRIVE
6. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to arrive at a place
By ten o'clock Lee still hadn't appeared.  
 
BE WRITTEN/MENTIONED
7. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to be written or mentioned somewhere
Your name will appear at the front of the book.  
 
IN COURT
8. intransitive (+ adv./prep.) to be present in court in order to give evidence or answer a charge
A man will appear in court today charged with the murder.
She is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday.
She appeared on six charges of theft.
They will appear before magistrates tomorrow.
He has been asked to appear as a witness for the defence.
9. intransitive ~ for/on behalf of sb to act as sb's lawyer in court
Cherie Booth is the lawyer appearing for the defendant.
compare disappear
see also apparent
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Middle English: from Old French apareir, from Latin apparere, from ad- ‘towards’ + parere ‘come into view’.

Thesaurus:
appear verb
1. linking verb (not used in the progressive tenses)
She didn't appear at all surprised.
seem • • look • • sound • • feel • • come across • • come over • • strike sb (as sth)
appear/seem/look/sound/feel odd/OK/nice, etc.
appear/seem/look to be sth
It appears/seems/strikes sb that…
It would appear/seem that…
2. I (usually used with an adverb or preposition)
She suddenly appeared in the doorway.
emerge • • show • • come out • • form • • materialize • • come to light • • pop up, out, etc. • • crop up • |formal manifest itself • |written loom
Opp: disappear
appear/emerge/come out from sth
appear/emerge/come out/pop/loom out of sth
suddenly appear/emerge/show/come out/materialize/pop up/loom
gradually appear/emerge/form/manifest itself
3. I
By ten o'clock Lee still hadn't appeared.
arrive • • come • • come in • • land • |especially spoken turn up • • get here • • get there • • get in • • get into sth • |informal show up • • roll in • • show
appear/arrive/land/turn up/show up at/in/on a place
appear/arrive/come/land/turn up/get/show up/show here/there
have just appeared/arrived/come/come in/landed/turned up/got here/got there/got in/shown up

Language Bank:
perhaps
Making an opinion sound less definite
Most cybercrime involves traditional crimes, such as theft and fraud, being committed in new ways. Phishing is perhaps / possibly / probably the best-known example of this.
It seems / appears that the more personal data which organizations collect, the more opportunity there is for this data to be lost or stolen.
It seems clear that introducing national ID cards would do little to prevent identity theft.
It could be argued that the introduction of national ID cards might actually make identity theft easier.
It is possible that / It may be that the only way to protect ourselves against DNA identity theft is to avoid the creation of national DNA databases.
Language Banks at ↑impersonal, ↑opinion

Example Bank:
He appears to be a perfectly normal person.
It appears there has been a mistake.
It would appear that this was a major problem.
She didn't appear at all surprised at the news.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of seven women.
A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
A police officer appeared as if from nowhere and ordered us to halt.
He appears briefly in the movie as a waiter.
He will appear at Manchester Crown Court next week.
Modern contact lenses first appeared in the 1940s.
She is currently appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse.
She rarely appears in public.
She regularly appears on television.
Some exciting new products have recently appeared on the market.
Symptoms usually appear within two to three days.
The Senator has appeared frequently on this show.
The man will appear before magistrates in Birmingham later today.
A bit later Jill appeared and came over to join them.
A man appeared at the door and asked to see her.
By ten o'clock Lee still hadn't appeared.
He looked worried when he appeared in my office at half past two.
He was asked to appear as a witness for the defence.
Her dead mother appeared to her in a dream.
If a rash appears, call a doctor immediately.
Just then the bus appeared around the corner.
Michael appeared a few moments later.
Next month he will be appearing as Clinton in a new play on Broadway.
The door burst open and John appeared.
The file appeared on my desk yesterday.
They had all appeared before the court several times.

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