appear · verb I /əˈpɪr/Full view
Nouns: appearance, disappearance
Verbs: appear, disappear
appear (BE SEEN)
B1 to start to be seen
Dictionary examples:

He suddenly appeared in the doorway.

Then a bright light appeared in the sky.

Learner example:

Suddenly the singer of the band appeared. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

appear in/at/on, etc.
B1 to perform in a movie, play, etc.
Dictionary example:

She appears briefly in the new James Bond movie.

Learner example:

What I like the most is that I'm going to appear on T.V. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

appear (SEEM)
B1 to seem
Dictionary examples:

He appeared calm and relaxed.

There appears to be some mistake.

The governor appeared confident of another election.

Learner example:

But, [the] reality is, that life appears very short to me. My first impression in my new class was that the teacher was bad and [too] serious, but it appears that he is very nice. (1094174; Preliminary English Test; Switzerland; B1 THRESHOLD; 2002; French; Pass) (Preliminary English Test; B1; Farsi)

it appears (that)
B2 used to say that something seems to be true
Dictionary example:

It appears that he had asked someone to drive him home from the party.

Learner example:

It appears that people are more aware about clothes and also work. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

B2 to start to exist or become available
Dictionary examples:

Laptop computers first appeared in the 1980s.

The story appeared in all the major newspapers.

Learner example:

In almost every city fast-food restaurants [have] appear[ed], which have a big group of fans. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

it would appear (that)
C1 used to say that something seems to be true
Dictionary example:

It would appear that nobody on board the aircraft actually had a licence to fly it.

Learner example:

It would appear that students are not satisfied with the hours and days offered by the Club. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)

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