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Definition of "appear" []

  • To become visible: a plane appearing in the sky. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come into existence: New strains of viruses appear periodically. (verb-intransitive)
  • To seem or look to be: appeared unhappy. See Synonyms at seem. (verb-intransitive)
  • To seem likely: They will be late, as it appears. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come before the public: has appeared in two plays; appears on the nightly news. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appear" in a sentence
  • "Lièvremont has promised a new team for Dublin, but given that he has only 32 players from whom to chose, including six props, the chances of him keeping his word appear slim."
  • "There was no property qualification nor does the term appear to be racial."
  • "St. Peter in 1 Pet.v. 1 expressly describes himself by this title, nor does the title appear to have become confined to the presbyters or priests of the Church until about A.D."