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Definition of "manifest" []

  • Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious. See Synonyms at apparent. (adjective)
  • To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: "Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria” ( Jack London). (verb-transitive)
  • To be evidence of; prove. (verb-transitive)
  • To record in a ship's manifest. (verb-transitive)
  • To display or present a manifest of (cargo). (verb-transitive)

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 "manifest" in a sentence
  • "To emphasize what he calls the "manifest implausibility" of Brown's scheme, Mr. Horwitz presents him as a maladroit leader with a fragmented following."
  • ""It is up to you to consider such devices as open boundaries so that some of what you identify as manifest absurdities because a line cuts a village or a road several times can be overcome by allowing the boundary to be open," he said, according a transcript seen by AFP."
  • "If you fear the unknown then everything in your life will dominated through fear (as circumstances usually manifest from the unknown)."