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appear in (something)

1. To wear a particular outfit or accessory in public. I don't want to appear in a gown if all of the other women are in cocktail dresses. I don't want to pull focus from my sister's big news, so I'm not going to appear in my engagement ring tonight. We can tell everyone about it tomorrow. Of course we all have to appear in black—it's a funeral!
2. To act, as in a play or movie. My agent has been getting a lot of calls about me ever since I appeared in Wicked. The thrill of appearing in West Side Story is what convinced me to go to acting school. I don't want some bit part now—back in the '80s, I appeared in a soap opera as a leading man!
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appear in something

 
1. to be seen in some performance. The singer will appear in the opera with the rest of the chorus. I will appear in Aida.
2. to be seen wearing something. I wouldn't appear in that in public! Would you want to appear in a wrinkled suit?
See also: appear
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