verb (used without object)
Origin of appear
Examples from the Web for appear
States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had the opportunity to appear on the popular Sons of Anarchy series in their final season.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on Monday, when he was scheduled to appear in court, KSM was back in his detention site.
They are true believers and appear to love working for the man.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she is, in her way, holding a mirror up to nature, and objects in this mirror may be closer than they appear.
There was abundant vegetation upon the island, but it does not appear to have looked quite real.The Treasury of Ancient Egypt|Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
I know your mother would not wish you to appear in public with Mr. Montague!Natalie|Ferna Vale
But, as it chances, I wish to appear as a man and a friend, and to stay a while.Moon of Israel|H. Rider Haggard
That is, or may appear to be, true of those peoples that have survived to pass into history.The Group Mind|William McDougall
You have some kind and winning ways, but you appear to have an ungovernable temper, which would make you impossible to live with.The Staying Guest|Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for appear
Word Origin for appear
Word Origin and History for appear
late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible," from PIE root *per- "to bring forth" (see pare). Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.