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noun 
  1. (obsolete) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto.
  2. A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
verb 
  1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, " usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
His courage manifested itself via the look on his face.
  1. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
adjective 
  1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
  2. manifest of (rare) Detected; convicted.
Calistho there stood manifest of shame. "Dryden.
Etymology: Latin manifestus, manufestus "palpable, manifest", from manus "hand" +
  • festus, participle of
  • fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.).



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