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Verb appear has 7 senses
  1. look, appear, seem - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
    --1 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun appearance4
    Sample sentence:
    They appear to move
  2. appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
    disappear, vanish, go away
    Derived forms: noun apparition4, noun appearance2, noun appearance1
    Sample sentence:
    The moon will soon appear
  3. appear, come out - be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
    --3 is one way to happen, materialize, materialise
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. appear, seem - seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
    --4 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  5. appear, come along - come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
    Antonyms: vanish, disappear
    Derived form: noun apparition4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  6. appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
    --6 is one way to
    perform, execute, do
    Derived form: noun appearance5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. appear - present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"
    Derived form: noun appearance3
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
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