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ap·pear

 (ə-pîr′)
intr.v. ap·peared, ap·pear·ing, ap·pears
1.
a. To become visible: a plane appearing in the sky.
b. To be shown or included: That logo appears on all their sports equipment.
2. To come into existence: New strains of viruses appear periodically.
3. To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem: The child appeared unhappy.
4. To be likely or evident: It appears that they will be late.
5. To come or perform before the public: has appeared in two plays.
6. Law To present oneself formally before a court as defendant, plaintiff, or counsel.
7. To be published or made available to the public: The novel first appeared in installments in a magazine.

[Middle English aperen, from Old French aparoir, aper-, from Latin appārēre : ad-, ad- + pārēre, to show.]
Synonyms: appear, emerge, issue, loom1, materialize, show
These verbs mean to come into view: a ship appearing on the horizon; a star that emerged from behind a cloud; a diver issuing from the water; a peak that loomed through the mist; an attacker who materialized out of the night; a shirtsleeve showing at the edge of the jacket.

appear

(əˈpɪə)
vb (intr)
1. to come into sight or view
2. (copula; may take an infinitive) to seem or look: the evidence appears to support you.
3. to be plain or clear, as after further evidence, etc: it appears you were correct after all.
4. to develop or come into being; occur: faults appeared during testing.
5. to become publicly available; be published: his biography appeared last month.
6. to perform or act: he has appeared in many London productions.
7. (Law) to be present in court before a magistrate or judge: he appeared on two charges of theft.
[C13: from Old French aparoir, from Latin appārēre to become visible, attend upon, from pārēre to appear]

ap•pear

(əˈpɪər)

v.i.
1. to come into sight; become visible: A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
2. to have the appearance of being: to appear wise.
3. to be obvious or easily perceived: It appears you are right.
4. to come before the public: She appeared in movies.
5. to put in an appearance; show up: appeared briefly at the party.
6. to come into being: Speech appears in the child's first or second year.
7. to come before a tribunal, esp. as a party or counsel to a proceeding.
[1250–1300; = ap-1 + parere be visible < Anglo-French, Old French aper-, tonic s. of apare(i)r, apparoir < Latin appārēre to be seen]
syn: See seem.

appear

1. 'appear'

When someone or something appears, they move into a position where you can see them.

A boat appeared on the horizon.

You also use appear to say that something becomes available for people to read or buy.

His second novel appeared under the title 'Getting By'.
It was about the time that smartphones first appeared in the shops.
2. 'appear to'

If something appears to be true, it seems to be true. Similarly, if something appears to be a particular thing, it seems to be that thing. Appear to is more formal than 'seem to'.

The aircraft appears to have crashed near Kathmandu.
Their offer appears to be the most attractive.

appear


Past participle: appeared
Gerund: appearing

Imperative
appear
appear
Present
I appear
you appear
he/she/it appears
we appear
you appear
they appear
Preterite
I appeared
you appeared
he/she/it appeared
we appeared
you appeared
they appeared
Present Continuous
I am appearing
you are appearing
he/she/it is appearing
we are appearing
you are appearing
they are appearing
Present Perfect
I have appeared
you have appeared
he/she/it has appeared
we have appeared
you have appeared
they have appeared
Past Continuous
I was appearing
you were appearing
he/she/it was appearing
we were appearing
you were appearing
they were appearing
Past Perfect
I had appeared
you had appeared
he/she/it had appeared
we had appeared
you had appeared
they had appeared
Future
I will appear
you will appear
he/she/it will appear
we will appear
you will appear
they will appear
Future Perfect
I will have appeared
you will have appeared
he/she/it will have appeared
we will have appeared
you will have appeared
they will have appeared
Future Continuous
I will be appearing
you will be appearing
he/she/it will be appearing
we will be appearing
you will be appearing
they will be appearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appearing
you have been appearing
he/she/it has been appearing
we have been appearing
you have been appearing
they have been appearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appearing
you will have been appearing
he/she/it will have been appearing
we will have been appearing
you will have been appearing
they will have been appearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appearing
you had been appearing
he/she/it had been appearing
we had been appearing
you had been appearing
they had been appearing
Conditional
I would appear
you would appear
he/she/it would appear
we would appear
you would appear
they would appear
Past Conditional
I would have appeared
you would have appeared
he/she/it would have appeared
we would have appeared
you would have appeared
they would have appeared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appear - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspectappear - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
make - appear to begin an activity; "He made to speak but said nothing in the end"; "She made as if to say hello to us"
cut - give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
feel - produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"
pass off - be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity; "She passed off as a Russian agent"
sound - appear in a certain way; "This sounds interesting"
come across - be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression
glow, radiate, beam, shine - have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; "Her face glowed when she came out of the sauna"
gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, shine - be shiny, as if wet; "His eyes were glistening"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
jump out, leap out, stand out, stick out, jump - be highly noticeable
rear, rise, lift - rise up; "The building rose before them"
loom - come into view indistinctly, often threateningly; "Another air plane loomed into the sky"
feel - be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
2.appear - come into sight or viewappear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
peep - appear as though from hiding; "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"
erupt - appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
manifest - reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
wash up - be carried somewhere by water or as if by water; "The body washed up on the beach"
come to hand, come to light - be revealed or disclosed; "The truth finally came to light"
come on, come out, show up, turn up, surface - appear or become visible; make a showing; "She turned up at the funeral"; "I hope the list key is going to surface again"
emerge - come out into view, as from concealment; "Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office"
outcrop - appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground; "Big boulders outcropped"
flash - appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
flash - emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
turn out - come, usually in answer to an invitation or summons; "How many people turned out that evening?"
basset, crop out - appear at the surface; "A seam of coal bassets"
pop out, burst out - appear suddenly; "Spring popped up everywhere in the valley"
reappear, re-emerge - appear again; "The sores reappeared on her body"; "Her husband reappeared after having left her years ago"
emerge - become known or apparent; "Some nice results emerged from the study"
come through, break through - penetrate; "The sun broke through the clouds"; "The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft"
push through, break through, erupt, come out - break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
roll in - pour or flow in a steady stream; "mist rolled in from the sea"; "tourists rolled in from the neighboring countryside"
come to mind, spring to mind - be remembered; "His name comes to mind when you mention the strike"
burst forth, rush out, sally out, leap out - jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone); "The attackers leapt out from the bushes"
break - emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke"
show up, show - be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"
crop up, pop up, pop - appear suddenly or unexpectedly; "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"
3.appear - be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
materialise, materialize, happen - come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
4.appear - seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
seem - appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.appear - come into being or existence, or appear on the sceneappear - come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
gleam - appear briefly; "A terrible thought gleamed in her mind"
fulminate - come on suddenly and intensely; "the disease fulminated"
occur - to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
disappear, vanish - cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished"
6.appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
dramatic art, dramaturgy, theater, theatre, dramatics - the art of writing and producing plays
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
7.appear - present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authorityappear - present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"

appear

verb
1. seem, be clear, be obvious, be evident, look (like or as if), be apparent, be plain, be manifest, be patent It appears that some missiles have been moved.
2. look (like or as if), seem, occur, look to be, come across as, strike you as She did her best to appear more confident than she felt.
3. come into view, emerge, occur, attend, surface, come out, turn out, arise, turn up, be present, loom, show (informal), issue, develop, arrive, show up (informal), come to light, crop up (informal), materialize, come forth, come into sight, show your face A woman appeared at the far end of the street.
come into view disappear, vanish
4. come into being, come out, be published, be developed, be created, be invented, become available, come into existence a poem which appeared in his last collection of verse
5. perform, play, act, enter, come on, take part, play a part, be exhibited, come onstage She appeared in several of his plays.

appear

verb
1. To come into view:
Idioms: make an appearance, meet the eye.
2. To begin to appear or develop:
3. To have the appearance of:
Idiom: strike one as (being).
Translations
ظهريَبْدويَصِليَظْهَريَظْهَرُ
jevit seobjevit sepřijetpřijítvystoupit
ankommeforekommegive mødekomme til synemøde frem
aspekti
ilmestyänäyttää
činiti se
úgy látszik
birtastkoma fram; mæta opinberlegaláta sjá sigvirîast
思われる現れる
나타나다
atvyktipasirodymaspasirodytistoti prieš
ierastiesliktiesparādītiesšķistuzstāties
nastopitipojaviti sezdeti se
uppträda
ดูเหมือนว่า
trông có vẻ

appear

[əˈpɪəʳ] VI
1. (= arrive, become visible) [person, graffiti] → aparecer; [ghost] → aparecerse; [spot, stain, crack] → aparecer, salir; [symptom] → aparecer, presentarse
Trudy appeared at lastpor fin apareció Trudy
he appeared briefly to address his supportershizo una breve aparición para dirigirse a sus seguidores
he appeared without a tiese presentó sin corbata
he appeared from nowheresalió or apareció de la nada
where did you appear from?¿de dónde has salido?
the sun appeared from behind a cloudel sol salió de detrás de una nube
to appear in publicaparecer en público
to appear to sb (as vision) → aparecerse a algn
he appeared to me in a dreamse me apareció en sueños
2. (Theat, TV) → salir
she appeared in "Fuenteovejuna"salió or hizo un papel en "Fuenteovejuna"
she appeared as Opheliahizo (el papel) de Ofelia
to appear on stageaparecer en escena
to appear on televisionsalir en or por televisión
3. (Jur)
3.1. [defendant] → comparecer
to appear before sbcomparecer ante algn
to appear in courtcomparecer ante el tribunal or los tribunales
to appear on a charge of murdercomparecer acusado de homicidio
3.2. [lawyer]
to appear for or on behalf of sbrepresentar a algn
to appear for the defence/the prosecutionrepresentar a la defensa/la acusación
4. (= be published) → salir, publicarse
the book appeared in 1960el libro salió or se publicó en 1960
the term first appeared in print in 1530el primer testimonio escrito del término se remonta a 1530
it was her life's ambition to appear in printla ilusión de su vida era ver su nombre impreso
5. (= seem) → parecer
he appears tiredparece cansado
how does it appear to you?¿qué impresión le da?
it appears to me that they are mistakenme da la impresión de que or me parece que están equivocados
they appear not to like each otherparece que no se gustan, no parece que se gusten
there appears to be a mistakeparece que hay un error
she appeared not to noticeno pareció darse cuenta
we must appear to be fairdebemos dar la impresión de ser justos
it appears not, it would appear notparece que no
"he came then?" - "so it would appear"-¿entonces él ha venido? -eso parece
she got the job, or so it would appearle dieron el trabajo, según parece
6. (= become apparent) as will appear in due coursesegún se verá a su debido tiempo

appear

[əˈpɪər] vi
(= become visible) → apparaître
(= turn up) [person] → apparaître
The bus appeared around the corner → Le bus est apparu au coin de la rue.
(= be published) [publication, book, magazine, novel] → paraître, sortir, être publié(e)
[actor, personality] to appear in a play → jouer dans une pièce
to appear in a film → jouer dans une un film
to appear in Hamlet → jouer dans Hamlet
to appear on TV → passer à la télé
(LAW) [person, criminal, accused] → comparaître
to appear in court → comparaître devant le tribunal
He had to appear before the magistrate → Il a dû comparaître devant le magistrat.
He has to appear before the committee
BUT Il doit se présenter au comité.
(= seem) [person] → paraître, sembler, avoir l'air
to appear to be ... → sembler être ...
He appeared to be depressed → Il semblait être déprimé.
She appeared to be asleep
BUT Elle paraissait dormir.
to appear to have done sth
The aircraft appears to have crashed → L'avion se serait écrasé.
They appear to have lost confidence in their manager → Ils semblent ne plus avoir confiance en leur directeur.
it appears that ... → il semble que ...
it would appear that ... → il semble que ...

appear

vi
(= emerge)erscheinen, auftauchen; (sun)sich zeigen, erscheinen; to appear from behind somethinghinter etw (dat)hervorkommen or auftauchen; to appear through somethingsich zwischen or durch etw hindurch zeigen; as will presently appear (fig)wie sich gleich zeigen wird
(= arrive)erscheinen, auftauchen
(in public, Jur) → erscheinen; (personality, ghost also)sich zeigen; (Theat) → auftreten; to appear in publicsich in der Öffentlichkeit zeigen; (Theat) → vor Publikum auftreten to appear in courtvor Gericht erscheinen; (lawyer)bei einer Gerichtsverhandlung (dabei)sein; to appear for somebodyjdn vertreten; to appear as a witnessals Zeuge/Zeugin auftreten
(= be published)erscheinen; to appear in printgedruckt werden/sein
(= seem)scheinen; he appeared (to be) tired/drunker wirkte müde/betrunken, er schien müde/betrunken zu sein; it appears that …es hat den Anschein, dass …, anscheinend; so it appears, so it would appearso will es scheinen, so hat es den Anschein; it appears notanscheinend nicht, es sieht nicht so aus; there appears or there would appear to be a mistakeanscheinend liegt (da) ein Irrtum vor, da scheint ein Irrtum vorzuliegen; how does it appear to you?welchen Eindruck haben Sie?, wie wirkt das auf Sie?; it appears to me that …mir scheint, dass …; it appears from his statement that …aus seiner Bemerkung geht hervor or ergibt sich, dass …

appear

[əˈpɪəʳ] vi
a. (gen) → apparire, comparire; (ghost) → apparire
he appeared from nowhere → è saltato fuori all'improvviso
b. (in public) → esibirsi (Theatre) → recitare; (book) → uscire, essere pubblicato/a
to appear on TV → apparire in televisione
to appear in Hamlet → recitare nell'Amleto
c. (Law) → comparire, presentarsi
who is appearing for the defendant? → chi è l'avvocato difensore?
d. (seem) → sembrare, parere
she appears to want to leave → sembra che voglia andarsene
the house appears to be empty → la casa sembra vuota
he appears tired → sembra stanco, ha l'aria stanca
it appears that ... → a quanto pare..., sembra che...
it would appear that ... → sembrerebbe che
so it would appear → pare proprio di sì

appear

(əˈpiə) verb
1. to come into view. A man suddenly appeared round the corner.
2. to arrive (at a place etc). He appeared in time for dinner.
3. to come before or present oneself/itself before the public or a judge etc. He is appearing on television today; He appeared before Judge Scott.
4. to look or seem as if (something is the case). It appears that he is wrong; He appears to be wrong.
apˈpearance noun
1. what can be seen (of a person, thing etc). From his appearance he seemed very wealthy.
2. the act of coming into view or coming into a place. The thieves ran off at the sudden appearance of two policemen.
3. the act of coming before or presenting oneself/itself before the public or a judge etc. his first appearance on the stage.

appear

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appear

vi. aparecer, parecer, responder; manifestarse.

appear

vi aparecer
References in classic literature ?
He appears to have no arms; nor does he seem to be viciously inclined.
It would be bold, therefore, and possibly unjust, to venture a decisive opinion as to its merits; although it appears to have been at least a matter of doubt, whether Colonel Pyncheon's claim were not unduly stretched, in order to make it cover the small metes and bounds of Matthew Maule.
With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
There appears to me, moreover, as I look back, no note in all this more extraordinary than the mere fact that, in spite of my tension and of their triumph, I never lost patience with them.
By that circular, it appears that precisely such a chart is in course of completion; and portions of it are presented in the circular.
It nowhere appears that he ever actually harpooned his fish, unless, indeed, from the inside.
Behind her is Kotrina, making her way cautiously, staggering beneath a similar burden; and half a minute later there appears old Grandmother Majauszkiene, with a big yellow bowl of smoking potatoes, nearly as big as herself.
At last, with a square plunge, which puts all on to their feet and then down into their seats with incredible quickness, the carriage stops,--and, after much outside commotion, Cudjoe appears at the door.
He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.
He appears to migrate westward daily, and tempt us to follow him.
Is it writing that appears on it, or is it only ornamentation?
It appears to be as difficult to land a monarch as it is to launch a ship.