Definitions of appear

to be seen in public; to come before the public, especially to perform a duty or to act; (in court) to be there officially because you are involved in a trial

A 17-year-old man is due to appear before Chippenham magistrates on Wednesday.

to seem likely or true

The security forces appeared to be hunting down protesters.

to come into view or to become noticeable or present

The car suddenly appeared from nowhere.