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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
appear (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to be or come in sight - the sun appears on the horizon
b) to show up - appears promptly at eight each day
2.
to come formally before an authoritative body - must appear in court today
3.
to have an outward aspect - seem appears happy enough
4.
to become evident or manifest - there appears to be evidence to the contrary
5.
to come into public view - first appeared on a television variety show the book appeared in print a few years ago
6.
to come into existence - hominids appeared late in the evolutionary chain
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
appear (verb)
1.
to come into view
SYNONIMS:
come out, materialize, show, show up, turn up, unfold
RELATED WORDS:
reappear, resurface; bulk, loom; arrive, come; dawn, debut; arise, blossom, bob (up), break, break out, crop (up), emerge, erupt, issue, outcrop, rise, shoot (up), spring (up), surface; happen, occur; reappear, rematerialize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
depart, leave, retire, withdraw
clear, disappear, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, fade, go (away), melt (away), vanish
appear (verb)
2.
to give the impression of being
SYNONIMS:
act, appear, come across (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, sound
RELATED WORDS:
dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate
appear (verb)
3.
to come into existence
SYNONIMS:
actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, spring, start
RELATED WORDS:
be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, survive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perish
cease, end, stop
appear (verb)
4.
to get to a destination
SYNONIMS:
appear, arrive, get in, get through, land, show up, turn up
RELATED WORDS:
fetch, hit, make, reach; pull in, touch down; debark, disembark; barge (in), blow in, breeze (in), burst (in into), waltz (in); check in, clock (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
check out, clock (out); flee, vamoose
go, leave
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