SEEM › to seem to be a particular thing or have a particular quality: He appeared calm and relaxed. She appeared to be crying. [+ (that)] It appears that we were wrong about him. BE SEEN › to start to be seen: He suddenly appeared in the doorway. Then a bright light appeared in the sky. → Opposite disappear
BECOME AVAILABLE › to start to exist or become available: Laptop computers first appeared in the 1990s. The story appeared in all the major newspapers.
appear in/at/on, etc › to perform in a film, play, etc, or be seen in public: She appears briefly in the new Bond film. The Princess hasn't appeared in public since her divorce was announced.