verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR manifest
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Origin of manifest
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historical usage of manifest
The Latin sense of manifestus “evident, plain to see” is the earliest sense in English. The Latin verb manifestāre “to make visible, indicate, make plain, disclose,” a derivative of manifestus, is, along with the Middle French verb manifester, the source of the English verb.
The noun sense of manifest, “a list of a ship’s cargo or goods,” appeared in the late 17th century and comes from Italian manifesto “a public declaration, especially a written declaration,” which dates from the early 17th century. That Italian word is, of course, the source of English manifesto, “a public declaration of intentions, opinions, etc.,” which happens to be one of the less common meanings of English manifest.
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How to use manifest in a sentence
An intercepted shipping manifest described “models of astronomic apparatus.”Lunik: Inside the CIA’s audacious plot to steal a Soviet satellite|Bobbie Johnson|January 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The most cases manifest in the change from autumn into winter.
That has manifested differently between people of separate ideologies.
Not long ago, virtual reality seemed like a loose concept that might just manifest sometime far into the future.The best VR games: Enjoy a lifelike gaming experience at home|Carsen Joenk|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
The uncertainty of the claim to possession of the house manifests itself in the mob’s ambivalence about whether to trash it.Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal|by Alec MacGillis|January 17, 2021|ProPublica
Ainsi combl, saura-t'il jamais manifester l'intensit de son apprciation, de sa reconnaissance?Garcia the Centenarian And His Times|M. Sterling Mackinlay
He is the manifester of all events and things, and is nothing except the image of pure Intellect Himself.
He is pure intelligence, self-luminousness, the manifester; and thus we may read in the Śaiva aphorisms, "Self is intelligence."The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha|Madhava Acharya
Dans les folies de Caligula, on voit se manifester cette pense: Je suis dieu!Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for manifest
- a list of cargo, passengers, etc, on an aeroplane
- a list of railway trucks or their cargo
- mainly US and Canadian a fast freight train carrying perishables