- vi. 出现,显现 come and be seen
- vi. 显得,似乎 seem
- vi. 产生,出版 produce; be published
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"
come into sight or view;
"He suddenly appeared at the wedding"
"A new star appeared on the horizon"
be issued or published;
"Did your latest book appear yet?"
"The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
seem to be true, probable, or apparent;
"It seems that he is very gifted"
"It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
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"
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"
present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority;
"He had to appear in court last month"
"She appeared on several charges of theft"
- A ship appeared on the horizon.
- His book appears on the market.
- An article about him appeared in the paper.
- She appeared very confident.
- You appear unhappy.
- He promised to be here at four, but didn't appear until six.
- The boy suddenly appeared from under the bed.
- We expected him, but he never appeared.
- They both appeared for the entrance examination.
- Talk of the devil and he'll appear.
- A ship appeared near the harbour.
- The sun appeared from behind the clouds.
- When we reached the top of the hill, the town appeared below us.
- This magazine will appear fortnightly.
- The works appeared first as a serial in a newspaper.
- Mary appeared in her best dress.
- He appeared in full dress.
- It appears that you're right.
- It appeared that he had a taste for music.
- It appears everybody is well prepared.
- He was taking them to the exhibition, it appeared.
- Very soon it began to appear that the research was not progressing smoothly.
- Now it appears to me that he may play an important role in settling the problem.
- It appears to me that something has gone wrong with the election.
- There appears to be several reasons for changing our plan.
- There appeared to be only one room.
- There appeared to have cropped up some difficulties in the management of the school.
- He appeared to be about fifty years of age.
- This appears (to be)an important matter.
- It appears (to be) a true story.
- This appears an urgent problem.
- The question appeared to him one of such importance that he decided to do something about it.
- The rocket appeared about 12 to 15 feet in diameter.
- He appeared quite well when I saw him last.
- They appeared tired and panic-stricken.
- The room appeared much brighter than usual .
- The apple appeared sound on the outside, but it was rotten inside.
- That appears very plausible.
- I appear to you rich and fortunate.
- Their conversation appeared to him thoroughly dull.
- To me her new bicycle doesn't appear so good as her earlier one.
- He appears (to be) young.
- He appears (to be) very intelligent.
- He appeared (to be) discouraged.
- This slum appeared to be endless.
- He appeared to be afraid.
- The baby appeared to be asleep.
- The baby doesn't appear to be awake.
- He appeared to be very friendly with us.
- She appeared to be very fond of it.
- He appeared to be very sorry about it.
- Their offer appears to be the most attractive.
- He appeared taken aback.
- He appeared perplexed.
- They appeared amused by the story.
- The aeroplane appeared as a small speck in the sky.
- From the air, the city appears as one stretch after another of dense greens with buildings set among them.
- He tried to appear at his ease.
- The two impostors tried to appear at their ease.
- He appeared to be talking to himself.
- They appeared to be avoiding him.
- She appeared not to notice anything.
- You appear to have travelled a lot.
- She appeared not to have heard what he had said.
- He appears to want to leave.
- He appears to have a lot of friends.
- He, who appeared to have a cold, gave such a very loud snort.
- They appear to have misunderstood me.
- The pump appears to work okay.
- There appears growing evidence to the contrary.
- It appears to be very unnatural that he should speak on her behalf.
- It appears to be unlikely that he will take the position.
- It appears to be a blunder that he should have used that word.
- It appeared unlikely for them to arrive on time.
- It appears to be reasonable to give him a three-day leave.
- It appears to me as if he will win.
- It appeared to me as if she was ill.
- appear at (v.+prep.)
出庭; 演出 have to face a court of law; perform at a theatre, etc.
- appear before (v.+prep.)
出庭 have to face sb in a court of law
- appear for (v.+prep.)
出庭 represent sb in court; perform duties as a lawyer for
appear for sb
He is the barrister who will appear for the defence.
Who appeared for the plaintiff?
Mr.Smith will appear for you in court tomorrow.
- appear in (v.+prep.)
出版,发表 be printed and made public
- appear on (v.+prep.)
表演 perform on
- appear a fool 显得像个白痴
- appear anonymously 匿名发表
- appear conspicuously 引人注目地露面
- appear distinctly 清晰地出现
- appear fortnightly 双周出版
- appear impressively 外观印象很深
- appear mysteriously 神秘地出现
- appear originally 最初发表
- appear serially 连载
- appear against sb in court 出庭和某人抗辩
- appear as 作为…出现,表现为
- appear as Hamlet 扮演哈姆莱特
- appear as mediator in the conflict 出面调解争端
- appear as witness 以证人身份出庭
- appear at 出现,登台演出,出(庭)
- appear at the door 出现在门口
- appear before a committee 面对委员会
- appear before the court 出庭
- appear before the footlights 登台表演
- appear before the public 出现在公众前面
- appear for 为…出庭
- appear for the defendant 为被告出庭
- appear in 出现在…,表现在…,用…表示
- appear in court 出庭
- appear in metal (效应)表现在金属上
- appear in person 亲自到场
- appear in print 印刷出版
- appear in the examination 来应试,出现在考场上
- appear in the list 登在名单上
- appear in the newspaper 登载在报纸上
- appear on 在…出现,在…上表演
- appear on the scene 出现在现场
- appear on the stage 登台演出
- appear round the corner of the street 出现在街角
- appear to 看来像是,看来似乎,出现在…面前
- appear under 以(某名字)演出
There appeared vnto him an Angel of the Lord.出自：Bible (AV): Luke
A row of four or five swarthy faces had appeared at the stern of the galley.出自： C. S. Forester
When he was about thirty the first signs of deafness appeared.出自： P. A. Scholes
Hipparchus..had seen a new star appear in the sky.出自： A. Koestler
Then one day..there appeared a sign in the empty store window.出自： B. Malamud
- appear用作系动词,接“to be+ n./adj. ” 或者介词短语、动词不定式或as if/though引导的从句, to be可以省略。当形容词是表语形容词时, to be不可省略。
- appear用作系动词的句子中可插入to sb,在强调时可移至句首。
- appear可用于存在句型(There ～s/ ～ed ),相当于不及物动词be。
I have read the article on Japanese economy appeared in yesterday's paper.
He appears (to be) very angry today.（句中的to be可省略）
She appears to have enough money to live on.
The baby seems/appears (to be) hungry.（两者都可用）
She doesn't want to go on studying. It seems a pity.（只能用seem）
She suddenly appeared in the doorway.
- appear, look, seem
- 1.在含义上, appear 强调外表上给人的某种印象,有时含实质上并非如此的意思; look意味着看上去如此,实际亦是如此; seem 则暗示判断有一定根据,这种判断往往接近事实。例如:
- He appears to be very young.
- He looks to be very young.
- He seems to be very young.
- 2.在用法上,这三个词都可跟形容词或“to be+形容词或名词”结构,也可用于It appears〔appeared〕/looks〔looked〕/seems〔seemed〕 as if...结构。但是, appear 和seem跟to- v 时仍表示“看起来”,而look 接to- v 则是“盼望”的意思。例如:
- He appears〔seems〕 to know it.
- He looks to hear from you.
- 另外, appear 和seem可用于It appears〔appeared〕/seems〔seemed〕 that...结构,而look不能。例如:
- ［误］ It looks to me that he enjoys read- ing the novel.
- ［正］ It appears〔seems〕 to me that he enjoys reading the novel.
- 还有, appear 和seem一般不用于进行体; 而look可用现在进行时,这和一般现在时所表示的意思无多大区别。例如:
- You are looking〔look〕 very unhappy.你看起来很不高兴。
- appear, emerge, loom
- appear强调的是公开露面; emerge指从某个掩蔽处出现或摆脱遮挡物而被看见,强调“缓缓出现”; loom则强调眼前出现的物体好像从云雾中发出,无明显轮廓,即“朦胧出现”。
误 Complaints about soaring prices appeared everywhere.
正 Complaints about soaring prices could be heard everywhere.
析 appear指能被看到的,而complaint只用于“能被听到”,不表示 “能被看到”。他今天看上去很生气。
误 He appeared very angrily today.
正 He appeared very angry today.
误 He often appeared unexpected and invited himself to lunch.
正 He often appeared unexpectedly and invited himself to lunch.
误 He is appearing very sad.
正 He appears very sad.
误 There a busy scene of autumn harvesting appeared before his eyes.
正 There appeared before his eyes a busy scene of autumn harvesting.
- ☆ 13世纪中期进入英语，直接源自古法语的aparoir，意为显现；最初源自拉丁语的apparere：ad （去） + perere (看得见的）。