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English definition of “appear”


verb [I]     /əˈpɪər/
SEEM B1 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.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretendingApparent and obviousVisible
BE SEEN B1 to start to be seen : He suddenly appeared in the doorway . Then a bright light appeared in the sky . → Opposite disappearAppearing and disappearing
BECOME AVAILABLE B2 to start to exist or become available : Laptop computers first appeared in the 1990s. The story appeared in all the major newspapers .Available and accessiblePresent
appear in/at/on, etc B1 to perform in a film , play , etc , or be seen in public : She appears briefly in the new Bond movie . The Princess hasn't appeared in public since her divorce was announced .Acting, rehearsing and performing
(Definition of appear verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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