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Appear

To come before a court as a party or a witness in a lawsuit.

appear

v. for a party or an attorney to show up in court. (See: appearance)

appear

(Attend court proceedings), verb adesse, be in attendance, be manifest, be present, be present to answer, come formally before a tribunal, come into court, comparere, enter an appearance, in iudicium venire, make an appearance, present an answer, present oneself, put in an appearance, submit oneself to
Foreign phrases: Idem est non esse, et non apparere.Not to exist is the same thing as not to appear.

appear

(Materialize), verb apparere, arise, be in sight, be manifest, become visible, come into sight, come into view, come to light, conspici, emerge, exsistere, manifest itself, occur, present to the view

appear

(Seem to be), verb be patent, convey the immression, create the impression, give the effect, give the impression, have a certain semblance, have every indicaaion, look, look as if, present the appearance, resemble, seem like, strike one as being, take on the aspect, take on the manner, videri, wear the aspect
See also: bare, comport, demean, emerge, report
References in classic literature ?
If I examine an act I performed a moment ago in approximately the same circumstances as those I am in now, my action appears to me undoubtedly free.
The Austro-Prussian war appears to us undoubtedly the result of the crafty conduct of Bismarck, and so on.
He opened the door quickly; and Milady saw him appear, pale as usual, but with his eye inflamed and almost wild.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
You appear to be astonished," he said, smiling at my expression of surprise.
When a deviation appears not unfrequently, and we see it in the father and child, we cannot tell whether it may not be due to the same original cause acting on both; but when amongst individuals, apparently exposed to the same conditions, any very rare deviation, due to some extraordinary combination of circumstances, appears in the parent--say, once amongst several million individuals--and it reappears in the child, the mere doctrine of chances almost compels us to attribute its reappearance to inheritance.
Besides the several evident causes of destruction, there appears to be some more mysterious agency generally at work.
Yet,'' said Rebecca, ``you sate a judge upon me, innocent most innocent as you knew me to be you concurred in my condemnation, and, if I aright understood, are yourself to appear in arms to assert my guilt, and assure my punishment.
She soon whispered to her husband, "I think it would be better for me to retire, with your permission, for the sight of me appears still to afflict your mother-in-law.
Were we among the tamer scenes of nature I might fear to encounter your unbelief, perhaps your ridicule; but many things will appear possible in these wild and mysterious regions which would provoke the laughter of those unacquainted with the ever- varied powers of nature; nor can I doubt but that my tale conveys in its series internal evidence of the truth of the events of which it is composed.
He with his eyes interrogated his mother more than twenty times: but she, given up to the pleasure of conversing with her sister-in-law, and likewise constrained by the glance of Mazarin, did not appear to comprehend any of the supplications conveyed by the looks of her son.
He expected that he had only to appear to be acknowledged.