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appear

verb

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1 to come into view
  • a police car appeared just as I ran a red light

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2 to give the impression of being
  • it appears that he doesn't hear you

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3 to come into existence
  • the benefits of the exercise program should appear almost immediately

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4 to get to a destination
  • a friend who daily manages to appear at our door just as dinner is being served

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The first known use of appear was in the 13th century

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“Appear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appear. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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