appear for

(redirected from appears for)

appear for

To stand in or act as a proxy for another person. I am appearing for my daughter, who was too upset to come to the funeral. Because Professor Jones can't attend the meeting tomorrow, he has asked his teaching assistant to appear for him.
See also: appear
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
By contrast, no entry appears for Lynn Clarisse, Simple's college-educated, activist cousin, who is the title-character of a Simple story which is listed, and who also appears in at least one other story in Simple's Uncle Sam.