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appear

verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
act/perform/appear in a play
▪ She acted in many plays on the London stage.
an article appears in a newspaper/magazine
▪ A couple of articles appeared in local papers, but nothing else.
appear as a witness
▪ He appeared as an expert witness at several government enquiries.
appear in a film
▪ She once appeared in a film with Al Pacino.
appear in a newspaper
▪ Her photo appeared in all the newspapers.
appear in court
▪ A man has appeared in court charged with cruelty to animals.
appear in/be in a movie
▪ She’s also appeared in ten movies.
appear on a programme
▪ I was invited to appear on a TV programme.
appear on stage
▪ Recently she has appeared on stage in 'Private Lives'.
appear on/take part in a show (=to be a guest on a show)
▪ They were trying to persuade Daniel Radcliffe to appear on the show.
appear out of the mist (also emerge from the mist)
▪ Suddenly my commanding officer appeared out of the mist.
appear unaware
▪ Mary's husband appeared quite unaware that he was causing her great embarrassment.
appear/arrive on a scene (=become known)
▪ He first appeared on the arts scene in the 1960s.
appear/play/speak at a festival (=perform at a festival)
▪ Sting is scheduled to appear at a festival in Amsterdam next month.
bailed to appear
▪ Dakers was bailed to appear at Durham Crown Court.
cracks...appear
▪ The first cracks are beginning to appear in the economic policy.
happen/appear/change overnight
▪ Reputations are not changed overnight.
sb seems/looks/appears certain to do sth
▪ For a while the whole project looked certain to fail.
seem/appear enthusiastic
▪ I wanted to go, but Helen seemed less enthusiastic.
seem/appear nervous
▪ She seemed nervous at first, but her presentation was good.
seem/appear obvious
▪ It seems obvious to me that he is guilty.
seem/appear/look likely
▪ Which candidate seems likely to win?
seem/look/appear shocked
▪ He glanced at his mother, who looked shocked.
stars appear/come out (=appear in the sky)
▪ We arrived home just as the stars were coming out.
summoned to appear
▪ Hugh was summoned to appear before the magistrate.
summonsed to appear
▪ She has been summonsed to appear in court.
the moon appears
▪ A brilliant moon appeared over the mountains.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
also
▪ They also appear slightly more confident and enjoy leading groups, giving speeches and presentations.
▪ But they also appear on a screen saver that PointCast includes with its software.
▪ This means that it also appears on any computer printouts that you receive.
▪ St James also appears on a white charger at Compostela to rout the Moors.
▪ She also appeared internationally as a cabaret artist and on television.
▪ The baby also appears to have an interest in the parents.
▪ But it appears also to exclude the limitations imposed by a solicitor and own client taxation.
▪ Legalization also appears to have strengthened relationships between amnesty recipients and their relatives living abroad.
■ NOUN
court
▪ Four people had appeared in court on Monday on the same charge.
▪ Yesterday the Higgs brothers, McEvoy and Patrick Sigsworth appeared before the court.
▪ Mr Kissinger refused to appear in court, saying he had a prior engagement.
▪ Other men will appear in court this month.
▪ Prosecutors in the current case against Moon have subpoenaed Alexander to appear in court Thursday.
▪ Read in studio A man has appeared in court accused of causing the death of a pensioner by dangerous driving.
▪ This obviously defeated the purpose of bail, which is to assure that the defendant will appear in court.
name
▪ Certainly the name Borrow appears in Parish records as early as 1690.
▪ My name never appeared on any payroll.
▪ If counsel settled the pleading for further and better particulars, his name should appear at the end.
▪ However, the first time the name Pauline Kanchanalak appears in the records is on the date of our fateful lunch.
▪ His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and a Johns Hopkins research building.
▪ If your company wishes its name to appear on the cards, this can be arranged.
▪ The names appear at once, with backgrounds, connections, locations.
television
▪ I said that I would be happy to appear on any television programme about the valleys initiative at any time.
▪ None of them appear in television commercials with star players, as Jones does.
▪ First of all, he appeared on television like he was some kind of game-show berk, not a businessman.
▪ For example, will a Raider home game appear on local television again this year?
▪ That was one of the most powerful attractions of appearing on television in the first place.
▪ When talking heads appear on television, there is nothing to record or document, no change in process.
▪ She has also appeared in television plays.
▪ His name has appeared on billboards, television and radio stations, computer terminals and a Johns Hopkins research building.
■ VERB
begin
▪ The volumes began appearing in their scores and have not stopped.
▪ Furthermore, it was at that time that Mesopotamian myths began to appear of men created by gods to be their slaves.
▪ Colourful velvets for the outer case began to appear in the early nineteenth century.
▪ D., there began to appear on the Roman horizon disturbing signs of cultural decline and moral decay.
▪ But it was after he'd given her the ring that the cracks had begun to appear in her façade.
▪ The problem surfaced as annual property tax bills began appearing in mailboxes this week.
▪ In 1976 and 1977 the first chess-playing microprocessors began to appear.
▪ We were all rather drunk now, and for some reason the bar began to appear sinister to me.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
play/star/appear etc opposite sb
what should I see but sth/who should appear but sb etc
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A drop-down menu appeared on the screen, and I clicked 'Format'.
▪ A face appeared at the window.
▪ A gray sedan appeared from nowhere in the fast lane.
▪ A spider appeared from under the sofa.
▪ All these people seem to have appeared from nowhere.
▪ An image appeared on the screen.
▪ At that moment, Kenny appeared in the doorway.
▪ Hopkins will be appearing as Willie Lomax in next week's production.
▪ I heard a tap, and Lila's face appeared at the window.
▪ It's difficult to ask someone their age without appearing rude.
▪ Just then, Gillian appeared as if from nowhere.
▪ Karen appeared at my house around 9 o'clock.
▪ Lauren's name appears at the front of the book.
▪ Lois was about to knock when a woman appeared from around the side of the house.
▪ Meeks is scheduled to appear in court February 5.
▪ My father appeared to be in good health.
▪ Neil appeared at my house around 9 o'clock.
▪ Pavarotti will be appearing in a number of concerts over the summer.
▪ Police said it appeared that John Seidler's death was an accident, but an investigation continues.
▪ Roger appeared very upset.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At one point Jeffries walked in, trailed by Taiwo, and appeared to hand a card to a student.
▪ During this initial period it will be necessary to use whatever methods appear appropriate to deal with the patient's distress.
▪ His current situation would appear quite idyllic once the newspapers hit the doorsteps in the morning.
▪ On February 9, 1913, a brilliant fireball appeared over Regina, Saskatchewan, heading eastward.
▪ Resurrection ferns, for instance, lose their color during dry conditions and may even appear to be dead.
▪ Rules do really appear in accounts concerning the interpretation and justification of action.
▪ She appeared to be searching for dust, fussing over square micrometers where maybe some of it had landed.
▪ The boys were well into their training by the time I appeared at the Leander Club on the Sunday morning.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Appear

Appear \Ap*pear"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Appeared; p. pr. & vb. n. Appearing.] [OE. apperen, aperen, OF. aparoir, F. apparoir, fr. L. appar?re to appear + par?reto come forth, to be visible; prob. from the same root as par?re to produce. Cf. Apparent, Parent, Peer, v. i.]

  1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.

    And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.
    --Gen. i. 9.

  2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.

  3. 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.
    --[hand] Cor. v. 10.

    One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.
    --Macaulay.

  4. 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.

  5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

    They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.
    --Matt. vi. 1

  6. Syn: To seem; look. See Seem.

Appear

Appear \Ap*pear"\, n. Appearance. [Obs.]
--J. Fletcher.

WordNet

appear

  1. v. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time" [syn: look, seem]

  2. come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon" [ant: disappear]

  3. be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet" [syn: come out]

  4. seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad" [syn: seem]

  5. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago" [syn: come along] [ant: vanish]

  6. 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"

Wikipedia

Appear

Appear Networks Systems AB is a Swedish provider of enterprise mobility solutions. The main product, Appear IQ, is a cloud based enterprise mobility platform (PaaS / MBaaS) which offers a mobile development platform and a hosted operational environment. The development SDK enables cross-platform and device agnostic app development. A back end integration SDK to enable apps to integrate with enterprise software is also included. Appear products are offered as cloud-based services (SaaS/PaaS) however can also be provided as a traditional on-site installation depending for larger customers.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

appear

late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible." Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.

Wiktionary

appear

vb. (label en intransitive) To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.

Usage examples of "appear".

Q Factor Aberrants has not previously been observed to lead to aberrancy in the offspring of such alliances, since the aberrant factors do not appear to be inherited to any significant extent.

Weavers travelled from town to village to city, appearing at festivals or gatherings, teaching the common folk to recognise the Aberrant in their midst, urging them to give up the creatures that hid among them.

Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.

If he was gravely suspected, and refused to appear when he was summoned to answer for his faith, and was therefore excommunicated and had endured that excommunication obstinately for a year, but becomes penitent, let him be admitted, and abjure all heresy, in the manner explained in the sixth method of pronouncing sentence.

But if he shall appear, and not consent to abjure, let him be delivered as a truly impenitent heretic to the secular Court, as was explained in the tenth method.

These protected the main bodies by a process of ablation so that to the opposition each man appeared to flare up under fire like a living torch.

Then at last scraps of weed appeared to him, and then pieces of wood, abob in the water.

We have received information, from what appears to be a very reliable source, that you have obtained the Aboriginal scholarship under false pretences.

Initially, she appeared to have some bruising beneath one eye and faint scratches and abrasions on one knee.

Beyond, the woods and hills of the tiny world appeared to drop with an increasing, breath-taking abruptness, so that he felt as if he were perched insecurely on the top of a great green ball, afloat in a chasm of starry purple-blue.

Zaginaws landed, till now, when he saw that man in black, who appeared to be the Eternal Emperor himself, abseil out the window.

With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.

While they worked, Lukien leaned against the wagon, absently watching the stars appear.

But the point is that, where there once appeared a single and absolutely unbridgeable gap between the world of matter and the world of lifea gap that posed a completely unsolvable problemthere now appeared only a series of minigaps.

It appears from these several facts that digitaline causes inflection, and poisons the glands which absorb a moderately large amount.