give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
She seems to be sleeping|This appears to be a very difficult problem|This project looks fishy|They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
Synonym: look, seem
come into sight or view
He suddenly appeared at the wedding|A new star appeared on the horizon
be issued or published
Did your latest book appear yet?|The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet
Synonym: come out
seem to be true, probable, or apparent
It seems that he is very gifted|It appears that the weather in California is very bad
Synonym: seem
come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
Then the computer came along and changed our lives|Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago
Synonym: come along
appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
Gielgud appears briefly in this movie|She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage
present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority
He had to appear in court last month|She appeared on several charges of theft
Antonym: disappear