appear for

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appear for someone

to represent or substitute for a person who is absent. I will appear for you in the council. Who is going to appear for my lawyer, who is ill?
See also: appear
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A Part-I and Part-II regular candidates have to appear in both for practical and viva voce whereas external candidates have to appear for viva voce only.
Those ignoring their civic appointments must pay up to $250 for a first offense, up to $750 for a second, and $1,500 for failing to appear for jury duty a third time.
A Newbury Park man is being sought after failing to appear for trial on charges he used bogus money orders issued by an anti-government militia to purchase assault rifles.
Kootenay's mother filed a missing person report with the county Sheriff's Department in late October after he failed to appear for trial on Oct.