1. To become visible:
a plane appearing in the sky.
2. To come into existence:
New strains of viruses appear periodically.
3. To seem or look to be:
4. To seem likely:
They will be late, as it appears.
5. To come before the public:
has appeared in two plays; appears on the nightly news.
6. Law To present oneself formally before a court as defendant, plaintiff, or counsel.
7. Middle English aperen
8. from Old French aparoir aper-
源自 古法语 aparoir aper-
9. from Latin app3r?re
源自 拉丁语 app3r?re
10. ad- [ad-]
11. p3r?re [to show]
12. The central meaning shared by these verbs is “to come into view”:
a ship appearing on the horizon;
a star that emerged from behind a cloud;
a diver issuing from the water;
a peak that loomed through the mist;
a flash of lightning that seemed to materialize from nowhere;