give one the appearance of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of give one the appearance of

: to make one look like
  • His white beard gave him the appearance of an old man.

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

appearance play
  1. : external show : semblance

  2. : outward aspect : look

  3. : outward indication


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