verb (used with object)
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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Example sentences from the Web for manifesting
But the political turmoil is manifesting itself in ugly, hate-filled violence.
Her body became a mutating “canvas,” manifesting reactions such as hives, rashes, swelling, and stomach pains.Be Meat and Drink: A Conceptual Performance at Allegra LaViola Gallery|Lizzie Crocker|April 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Try an experiment: Envision your life unfolding as in a lucid dream; that is to say, manifesting according to your desires.
He talked about manifesting energy into the universe, sounding a lot like The Secret.
Some of them are at work in that castle, manifesting their weird powers.The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
He seemed to take pleasure in manifesting his fiendish barbarity.The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass|Frederick Douglass
The object of the external action consists in manifesting the infinite excellence and perfections of God.
There was another danger, however, of which he failed to think, but which was not long in manifesting itself.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
From the first He knew what would come of His manifesting His glory among men.
British Dictionary definitions for manifesting
- 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