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APPE'AR, verb intransitive [Latin appareo, of ad and pareo, to appear or be manifest.]

1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to be visible.

The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh. Leviticus 13:57.

And God said, Let the dry land appear Genesis 1:9.

2. To become visible to the eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind; a sense frequent in scripture.

The Lord appeared to Abram, and said. Genesis 1:92.

The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. Exodus 3:2.

3. To stand in presence of, as parties or advocates before a court, or as persons to be tried. The defendant, being called, did not appear

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:10.

4. To be obvious; to be known, as a subject of observation or comprehension.

Let thy work appear to thy servant. Psalms 90:16.

It doth not yet appear what we shall be. 1 John 3:2.

5. To be clear or made clear by evidence; as, this fact appears by ancient records.

But sin that it might appear sin. Romans 7:13.

6. To seem, in opposition to reality.

They disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to fast. Matthew 6:16.

7. To be discovered, or laid open.

That they shame may appear Jeremiah 13:26.

APPE'AR, noun Appearance. obsolete