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English definition of “appear for sb”

appear for sb

phrasal verb with appear     /əˈpɪər/ US  /-ˈpɪr/ verb
If a lawyer appears for someone, he or she acts for and represents the person: Ms Hawley was appearing for the defence.Taking legal action
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