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Disappear vs. Appear

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Disappearverb

(intransitive) To vanish.

Appearverb

(intransitive) To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.

Disappearverb

(transitive) To make vanish; especially, to abduct and murder surreptitiously for political reasons.

Appearverb

(intransitive) To come before the public.

‘A great writer appeared at that time.’;

Disappearverb

(intransitive) To go away; to become lost.

Appearverb

(intransitive) To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, etc.; to present oneself as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.

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Disappearverb

To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port.

Appearverb

(intransitive) To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.

Disappearverb

To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared.

Appearverb

To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

‘He appeared quite happy with the result.’;

Disappearverb

get lost, especially without warning or explanation;

‘He disappeared without a trace’;

Appearverb

(transitive) To bring into view.

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Disappearverb

become invisible or unnoticeable;

‘The effect vanished when day broke’;

Appearverb

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

‘And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.’;

Disappearverb

cease to exist;

‘An entire civilization vanished’;

Appearverb

To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time.

Disappearverb

become less intense and fade away gradually;

‘her resistance melted under his charm’;

Appearverb

To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before a court, or as a person to be tried.

‘We must all appear before the judgment seat.’; ‘One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear.’;

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Appearverb

To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.

‘It doth not yet appear what we shall be.’; ‘Of their vain contest appeared no end.’;

Appearverb

To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.

‘They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.’;

Appearnoun

Appearance.

Appearverb

give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect;

‘She seems to be sleeping’; ‘This appears to be a very difficult problem’; ‘This project looks fishy’; ‘They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time’;

Appearverb

come into sight or view;

‘He suddenly appeared at the wedding’; ‘A new star appeared on the horizon’;

Appearverb

be issued or published;

‘Did your latest book appear yet?’; ‘The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet’;

Appearverb

seem to be true, probable, or apparent;

‘It seems that he is very gifted’; ‘It appears that the weather in California is very bad’;

Appearverb

come into being or existence, or appear on the scene;

‘Then the computer came along and changed our lives’; ‘Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago’;

Appearverb

appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.;

‘Gielgud appears briefly in this movie’; ‘She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage’;

Appearverb

present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority;

‘He had to appear in court last month’; ‘She appeared on several charges of theft’;

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