US: /əˈpɪɹ/
UK: /ɐpˈi‍ə/

English Vietnamese dictionary

appear /ə'piə/
  • nội động từ
    • xuất hiện, hiện ra, ló ra
    • trình diện; ra mắt
      • to appear before a court: ra hầu toà
      • to appear on the stage: ra sân khấu (diễn viên)
    • được xuất bản (sách)
      • the book will appear in a week: một tuần nữa cuốn sách sẽ được xuất bản
    • hình như, có vẻ
      • there appears to be a mistake: hình như có một sự lầm lẫn
    • biểu lộ, lộ ra

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
look / seem
1 linking verb (not used in the progressive tenses) to give the impression of being or doing sth
Synonym: SEEM
[V-ADJ] She didn't appear at all surprised at the news. + [V-N] He appears a perfectly normal person. + [V to inf] She appeared to be in her late thirties. + They appeared not to know what was happening. + There appears to have been a mistake. + [V (that)] It appears there has been a mistake. + It appears unlikely that interest rates will fall further. + It would appear that this was a major problem.
be seen
2 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to start to be seen: A bus appeared around the corner. + Smoke appeared on the horizon. + Three days later a rash appeared. + Posters for the gig appeared all over town. + New shoots are just appearing at the base of the plant.
begin to exist
3 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to begin to exist or be known or used for the first time: When did mammals appear on the earth? + This problem first appeared in the inner cities.
of book / programme
4 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to be published or broadcast: His new book will be appearing in the spring. + It was too late to prevent the story from appearing in the national newspapers. + These allegations appear in a forthcoming documentary.
in movie / play
5 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to take part in a film/movie, play, television programme, etc: He has appeared in over 60 movies. + She regularly appears on TV. + Next month he will be appearing as Clinton in a new play on Broadway.
6 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to arrive at a place: By ten o'clock Lee still hadn't appeared.
be written / mentioned
7 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to be written or mentioned somewhere: Your name will appear at the front of the book.
in court
8 [V] [usually +adv./prep.] to be present in a court of law in order to give evidence or answer a CHARGE: A man will appear in court today charged with the murder. + She is expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court on Monday. + She appeared on six charges of theft. + They will appear before magistrates tomorrow. + He has been asked to appear as a witness for the defence.
9 [V] ~ for / on behalf of sb to act as sb's lawyer in court: Cherie Booth is the lawyer appearing for the defendant.
See also - APPARENT

Thesaurus dictionary

1 come forth, become visible or manifest, put in an appearance, materialize, surface, emerge, rise, arise, come up, enter (into) the picture, show oneself, turn up, arrive, come, Colloq crop or show up; Slang show:
Suddenly, a vision appeared before me. His wife appeared after an absence of ten years.
2 perform, act, play, take the role or part of:
She has appeared as Roxanne in dozens of productions of Cyrano de Bergerac .
3 occur, happen, come up, be included, figure, arrive:
That four-letter word does not appear in written form till the 20th century.
4 seem, be clear or evident or plain or manifest; look:
It appears that the money was taken while the manager was at lunch.
5 be published, come out, become available:
The next issue will appear in March.

Collocation dictionary

1 come into sight


A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
| from nowhere
A police officer appeared as if from nowhere and ordered us to halt.

2 perform in public




She is currently appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse.


appear on television
She regularly appears on television.

3 in court


He will appear at Manchester Crown Court next week.


appear before a court/judge/magistrate
The man will appear before magistrates in Birmingham later today.
| appear in court
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of seven women.

Concise English dictionary

+give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
+come into sight or view
+be issued or published
+seem to be true, probable, or apparent
+come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
+appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
+present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority