Complete Definition of "appear"

English

rank|presence|learned|minutes|659|appear|thoughts|former|twenty

Etymology
Middle English apperen, aperen, Old French aparoir (French apparoir), from Latin apparere|apparēre "to appear", from ad "to" + parere|parēre, parrere "come forth, to be visible"; probably from the same root as parire "to produce". Compare with Apparent, Parent, Peer, v.i.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/əˈpɪə/
(General American|US) IPA|/əˈpɪɹ/
audio|en-us-appear.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪə(r)|-ɪə(r)

Verb
en-verb

#intransitive To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
#:And God ... said, Let ... the dry land appear. --Gen. i. 9.
#intransitive To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.
#intransitive To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.
#:We must all appear before the judgment seat. --Cor. v. 10.
#:One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear. --Macaulay.
#intransitive To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
#:It doth not yet appear what we shall be. --1 John iii. 2.
#:Of their vain contest appeared no end. --Milton.
#intransitive To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
#:They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. --Matt. vi. 16.

Usage notes
Senses 4, 5. This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms
(5): seem, look

Antonyms
(1): disappear, vanish

Translations
trans-top|To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible
Finnish: ilmestyä, tulla näkyvä|näkyviin
German: erscheinen, auftauchen
Hebrew: he-translation|להופיע|lehofía
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Japanese: 現れる (arawareru)
Portuguese: aparecer, surgir
Spanish: aparecer
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trans-top|To come before the public
Czech: objevit se
German: erscheinen, auftauchen
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Hebrew: he-translation|להופיע|lehofía
Spanish: aparecer
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trans-top|To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like
German: erscheinen, auftreten
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Portuguese: comparecer
Spanish: comparecer
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trans-top|To become visible to the apprehension of the mind
Czech: objevit se
German: erscheinen, einleuchten
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Spanish: aparecer
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trans-top|To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look
Finnish: näyttää
German: erscheinen, aussehen
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|להיראות|lehera`ót
Spanish: parecer
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ttbc|Dutch: t-|nl|verschijnen
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: nochd
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ttbc|Turkish: Görünmek

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