(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. seem (See appearance); materialize, come into view; be published, hit the stands; testify. See arrival, publication, lawsuit.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To come into sight or being]
Syn. emerge, arise, come into view, come forth, come out, come forward, be within view, be in sight, present itself, show itself, expose itself, discover itself, betray itself, manifest itself, rise, come into sight, surface, become plain, issue, come into being, be published, loom, arrive, come to light, enter the picture, recur, materialize, become visible, loom up, develop, break through, show up, crop up, crop out, burst forth, look forth, turn up, stand out, come onto the horizon, meet the eye, catch the eye, spring up, pop up*, bob up*, poke up*, cut a figure*, heave in sight*, see the light of day*, peep out*, break cover*, rear its head*.
Ant. depart, disappear*, vanish.
2. [To seem]
Syn. look, seem, have the appearance, resemble; see seem .
3. [To present oneself publicly]
Syn. be in attendance, put in an appearance, make an appearance, answer a summons, present oneself, be present, submit oneself, arrive, stand before, obey an order, oblige, come into public notice, come before the public, be placed before the public, come upon the stage, perform, turn up, be there, show up*, show one's face*, show one's mug*.
Ant. be absent, leave*, be missing.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. come into view show, emerge, loom, materialize, issue, surface, present, arrive, turn up, *meet the light of day.
2. seem look, be obvious.
ANT.: 1. disappear, vanish
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To come into view: emerge, issue, loom, materialize, show. Idioms: make (or put in) an appearance, meet the eye. See SEE. 2. To begin to appear or develop: arise, commence, dawn, emerge, originate. See START. 3. To have the appearance of: look, seem, sound1. Idiom: strike one as (being). See SURFACE.

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