- v. 出现；发表（appear的过去式形式）；公开露面
连系动词的用法：If you say that something appears to be the way you describe it, you are reporting what you believe or what you have been told, though you cannot be sure it is true. 似乎例：
There appears to be increasing support for the leadership to take a more aggressive stance.
连系动词的用法：If someone or something appears to have a particular quality or characteristic, they give the impression of having that quality or characteristic. 表现得例：
She did her best to appear more self-assured than she felt.
He is anxious to appear a gentleman.
不及物动词的用法：When someone or something appears, they move into a position where you can see them. 出现例：
A woman appeared at the far end of the street.
不及物动词的用法：When something new appears, it begins to exist or reaches a stage of development where its existence can be noticed. 显现例：
...small white flowers which appear in early summer.
不及物动词的用法：When something such as a book appears, it is published or becomes available for people to buy. 出版例：
I could hardly wait for "Boys' Life" to appear each month.
不及物动词的用法：When someone appears in something such as a play, a show, or a television programme, they take part in it. (在戏剧、访谈、电视节目等中) 露面例：
Jill Bennett became John Osborne's fourth wife, and appeared in several of his plays.
不及物动词的用法：When someone appears before a court of law or before an official committee, they go there in order to answer charges or to give information as a witness. (在法庭上、正式委员会中) 出席例：
The defendants are expected to appear in federal court today.
appear to be好像是；仿佛
His fictional detective C.August Dupin first appeared in his story "The Murders In the Rue Morgue" in eighteen forty-one.
Well, suppose the red light appeared on or as the nose of a reindeer.
In the book in which the essay "The Intentional Fallacy" appeared, a book called The Verbal Icon, Wimsatt collaborated with Monroe Beardsley on three essays, and this is one of them.
Most days, he attended Senate meetings and appeared on behalf of clients at the courthouse.
Quattrone is probably not as radioactive as he appeared to be one or even two years ago.