appear verb

1 come into sight

ADV. suddenly 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

ADV. currently

PREP. at She is currently appearing at the Liverpool Playhouse.

PHRASES appear on television She regularly appears on television.

3 in court

PREP. at He will appear at Manchester Crown Court next week.

PHRASES 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.