appear to(redirected from appearing to)
1. To seem like. It appears to me that she isn't interested in this project, as she hasn't attended one meeting. I left early because it appeared to me that you weren't coming. It appears to be genuine, but we'll have to get an expert to examine it.
2. To become visible to someone. I'm telling you, the Virgin Mary appeared to me in a vision last night.
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appear to someone (that...)
Fig. to seem to someone that... It appears to me that you are always late.
appear to someone
[for something] to make an appearance before someone. My late grandmother appeared to me in a dream.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.