appear

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appear is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
appear

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Plain form
appear

Third-person singular
appears

Past tense
appeared

Past participle
appeared

Present participle
appearing

  1. (linking) If something appears a certain way, it looks or seems that way.
    At first glance, this would appear to be true.
    The problems appear likely to continue.
    school size and class size do not appear to be important factors affecting progress on test scores.
  2. (intransitive) If something appears, it comes into sight.
    She was studying when her mother appeared in the doorway.
    Suddenly, out of nowhere, Lars appeared next to her.
  3. (intransitive) If something appears in a book, movie, TV program, etc., it is in it.
    He has appeared in over 100 movies.
    The word appears nowhere in this book.
    His articles have appeared in the New York Times.

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