verb (used without object)
to come into sight; become visible: A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
to have the appearance of being; seem; look: to appear wise.
to be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence: It appears to me that you are right.
to come or be placed before the public; be published: Her biography appeared last year.
to perform publicly, as in a play, dance, etc.: He appeared as the king in the play.
to attend or be present, especially to arrive late or stay but a short time: He appeared at the party but left quickly.
to come into being; be created, invented, or developed: Speech appears in the child's first or second year.
Law. to come formally, especially as a party or counsel, to a proceeding before a tribunal, authority, etc.

1250–1300; Middle English ap(p)eren < Anglo-French, Old French aper-, tonic stem of apare(i)r, apparoir < Latin appārēre be seen, appear, equivalent to ap- ap1 + pārēre be visible

reappear, verb (used without object)
well-appearing, adjective

1. emerge, arise. 2. See seem. Unabridged
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appear (əˈpɪə)
1.  to come into sight or view
2.  (copula; may take an infinitive) to seem or look: the evidence appears to support you
3.  to be plain or clear, as after further evidence, etc: it appears you were correct after all
4.  to develop or come into being; occur: faults appeared during testing
5.  to become publicly available; be published: his biography appeared last month
6.  to perform or act: he has appeared in many London productions
7.  to be present in court before a magistrate or judge: he appeared on two charges of theft
[C13: from Old French aparoir, from Latin appārēre to become visible, attend upon, from pārēre to appear]

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c., from O.Fr. aparoir (12c.) "appear, come to light, come forth," from L. apparere "to appear," from ad- "to" + perere "to come forth, be visible."
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Example sentences
Four of the six also replied that in their own published work they expect notes
  and bibliographies to appear in a consistent form.
The survey texts that accompany the images may appear shockingly clinical.
Such differences certainly exist, but drawing inferences from them is not as
  easy as it may appear.
Yet these microbes appear to be related to present-day organisms.
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