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English definition of “appear”

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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