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Origin of apparent
SYNONYMS FOR apparent
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What does apparent mean?
Apparent means clear, obvious, or easily observed.
It’s also commonly used in a way that means based on the appearance of things, as opposed to what is definitely true. Something described as apparent in this way has not been confirmed or proven, and the word is often used in this way in journalism, as in The video shows the suspect in an apparent altercation with the store clerk.
The adverb form of apparent is apparently, which is most often used to refer to things that appear a certain way but may not actually be so.
Example: He hasn’t said so, but he’s made it very apparent that he wants to take a vacation—the other day he put on a video of ocean waves and sat in front of it in a beach chair.
Where does apparent come from?
The first records of apparent come from the second half of the 1300s. It comes from the Latin appārēns, meaning “appearing.”
When we describe something as apparent, we mean it can be obviously seen or observed. This is often literal, as in The leak was apparent from the water damage on the ceiling. Apparent is also often used to refer to things that are simply obvious, whether you can literally see them or not. When you’re presented with more and more evidence of something, it becomes increasingly apparent. When we say that something has happened or someone has done something for no apparent reason, we mean it has happened or been done for no reason that’s obvious or that we can observe—often this implies it has been done for no reason at all.
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What are some other forms related to apparent?
- apparently (adverb)
- apparentness (noun)
- nonapparent (adjective)
- nonapparently (adverb)
What are some synonyms for apparent?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing apparent?
How is apparent used in real life?
Apparent is a very common word that can be used in all kinds of contexts dealing with things that are obvious or that have been observed.
Our world is over two thirds ocean, this becomes very apparent when seen from space. Image taken by @Astro_Alex during his #Horizons mission from the International @Space_Station. #WorldOceansDay2020 https://t.co/sg7Io3Y0XU pic.twitter.com/fSbZbcYfsn
— Human Spaceflight (@esaspaceflight) June 8, 2020
The police tactic of "kettling" involves encircling a group of people and then moving in to make arrests. In some cases, New York police officers have swung batons at demonstrators without apparent provocation. https://t.co/coikP7JFvm
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 6, 2020
It has become increasingly apparent that I don't know how to dress myself outside of t-shirts and jeans. I wasn't always like this, I swear.
— Russell Holly (@russellholly) September 4, 2017
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Which of the following terms is NOT a synonym of apparent?
Example sentences from the Web for apparent
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
Neither is unnerved by her apparent anger, nor do they see her as threatening.
Despite her omnipresence, The Pinkprint makes it apparent how little we actually know about Nicki Minaj.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another crowd moved west in an apparent bid to block the Holland Tunnel.
The apparent leader of this girl gang Lady, says, “You look angry, and I am intrigued.”
What caused the fear which, at the beginning of their interview, had been so apparent?No Clue|James Hay
His whole nervous system became affected, and it was apparent even to his daughter's eyes, that he was a very unhappy man.How It All Came Round|L. T. Meade
It was apparent that, seasoned to surprises as they were, Nick's presence took them aback.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
For, indeed, it was apparent That the beast was very sick.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
In conclusion I should like to express in words what must be only too apparent to every reader of this statement.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith