give every appearance of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give every appearance of

:to seem to have a quality or characteristic because of appearance :seem to be
  • The playground gives every appearance of being a safe place for children, but a tragic accident occurred there recently.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

appearance play
  1. : external show : semblance

  2. : outward aspect : look

  3. : outward indication


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