Synonyms for Appear:

n.

reach, draw in, enter, resemble. conjure, go on, emcee, amuse, extemporize, entertain, debut. flash, appearance, sound, take shape, reappear, emergence, rear its (ugly) head, resurface. come into being, fall/fit into place, begin. publish, splash, report, run, put out, carry, serialize, go to press, print. appear (noun)
look, seem.

v.

act (verb)
endeavor, act, comport, work, move, perpetrate, execute, conduct, operate, officiate, perform, react, labor, transact, function, exercise, enterprise, behave.
appear (verb)
display, arise, materialize, show, surface, emerge.
be published; perform (verb)
oblige, come into being, enter, perform.
come into sight (verb)
emerge, arise, show, materialize, arrive, surface, develop, rise, present, recur, loom.
manifest (verb)
embody, demonstrate, manifest, present, reveal, exhibit.
perception (verb)
look, seem.
seem (verb)
resemble, sound.

Other synonyms:

be, draw in, come over, arrive, arraign, enter, reappear, entertain, conjure, reach. appearance, resurface, emergence, loom, emcee, amuse, report, bring before, appeal. become, debut, allow. bring, affirm, commence, dawn, grow, cite. go on. rise, sound, call. flash, originate. open, DO. get. act
perform, react, operate.
come into being
materialize.
form
take shape.
happen
come into being.

Usage examples for appear

  1. The reason for this does not appear to have been determined. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. For Lord Helmstone did not appear for another half- hour. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  3. This, however, did not appear to be the case. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby