To appear is to be visible or show up. You can use this word when talking about your perception of things whether that perception is accurate or not:
- Bob appears to be angry. (This is an opinion based on observation.)
- Sara appears to be concerned about something. What’s the matter?
- The rabbit in our backyard appears to have found a mate. (But that observation could be incorrect.)
We also use the word "appear" when people go to an event or go to a place.
- The guests who appeared at the wedding brought wedding gifts.
- Thousands of people suddenly appeared on the country’s boarder hungry and tired after fleeing from the conflict.
- Brittany Spears is appearing on stage tonight in Las Vegas.
- The rock group, Wilco, will be appearing in our city next week.
- What time will the band appear?
Use the word "appear" when noticing changes for an account or on the internet:
- My check has not yet appeared in my account. (This sentence is in the present perfect tense.)
- Charges to the credit card won’t appear until tomorrow.
- The website doesn’t fully appear on a mobile device. It’s better to view it on a desktop computer.
When "appear" is used as a noun it becomes appearance.
- A very famous singer is going to make an appearance at a local shopping mall.
- When is she going to make an appearance?
- The president doesn’t like to make public appearances because he is so disliked by the citizenry.
- Due to an illness, the performer canceled all of her appearances for the month of November.
- The man hard a hard time finding a job because of his appearance.
- Tom spends a lot of time working on his appearance before he goes anywhere.
- Ophelia is very conscious of her appearance.
A magician can make things appear and disappear.
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November 18, 2017