Appeared



to come into sight; become visible:
A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
to have the of being; seem; look:
to appear wise.
to be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence:
It appears to me that you are right.
to come or be placed before the public; be published:
Her biography appeared last year.
to perform publicly, as in a play, dance, etc.:
He appeared as the king in the play.
to attend or be present, especially to arrive late or stay but a short time:
He appeared at the party but left quickly.
to come into being; be created, invented, or developed:
Speech appears in the child’s first or second year.
Law. to come formally, especially as a party or counsel, to a proceeding before a tribunal, authority, etc.
Contemporary Examples

A version of this column first appeared in the Boston Globe 20 years ago.
Christmas For Love, Chanukah For Awe Bernard Avishai December 6, 2012

Miyuki Hatoyama appeared as a regular guest on Mikumo’s popular afternoon variety show.
Japan’s Maverick First Lady Lucy Birmingham September 24, 2009

His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, Details, The Advocate, The New York Post, and other venues.
The Problem With Pro-Choice Men Hugh Ryan February 4, 2010

She is said by one witness to have appeared extremely intoxicated.
Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College Michael Daly September 27, 2014

She also appeared in the short-lived CW drama about models, A Beautiful Life.
Whatever Happened to ‘The O.C.’ Star Mischa Barton? Ramin Setoodeh March 25, 2013

Historical Examples

It was there and then this fatal epidemic first appeared in the United States.
Cleveland Past and Present Maurice Joblin

She had observed that Geta and Milza appeared much confused when she spoke to them.
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

Why, it appeared there was not a proper juror in the county!
The Macdermots of Ballycloran Anthony Trollope

She had never known the surname, and on two of the cards “Ph.” appeared.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

The Count, it appeared, was a monster of jealousy—he had led her a dreadful life.
The Diary of a Man of Fifty Henry James

verb (intransitive)
to come into sight or view
(copula; may take an infinitive) to seem or look: the evidence appears to support you
to be plain or clear, as after further evidence, etc: it appears you were correct after all
to develop or come into being; occur: faults appeared during testing
to become publicly available; be published: his biography appeared last month
to perform or act: he has appeared in many London productions
to be present in court before a magistrate or judge: he appeared on two charges of theft
v.

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.

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    to come into sight; become visible: A man suddenly appeared in the doorway. to have the of being; seem; look: to appear wise. to be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence: It appears to me that you are right. to come or be placed before the public; be published: Her […]

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    to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or […]



  • Appease

    to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or […]

  • Appeased

    to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or […]



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