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Verb: appear  u'peer
  1. Give a certain impression of being something or having a certain aspect
    "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time";
    - look, seem
  2. Come into sight or view
    "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
  3. Be issued or published
    "Did your latest book appear yet?";
    - come out
  4. (of a proposition) seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    "It appears that the weather in California is very bad";
    - seem
  5. Come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
    "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago";
    - come along
  6. (dramaturgy) 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"
  7. Present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority
    "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"

Derived forms: appears, appearing, appeared

Type of: be, do, execute, happen, materialise [Brit], materialize, perform

Antonym: go away

Encyclopedia: Appear