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adjective     apparent pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    easy to see or understand
    apparent from:

    The children’s poor health was apparent from their physical appearance.

    it becomes apparent that:

    It soon became apparent that the two women knew each other.

    for no apparent reason:

    Emma suddenly blushed for no apparent reason.

    apparent to:

    It should be apparent to anyone that the letter was written by a child.

    all too apparent (=very obvious in a way that is unpleasant or worrying):

    The potential for injury was all too apparent.

  2. 2
    an apparent quality, feeling, or situation seems to exist although it may not be real

    His apparent lack of interest in her work always annoyed her.

    Williams won the tournament with apparent ease.

    apparent paradox/contradiction/discrepancy:

    the apparent paradox of people migrating during periods of low unemployment



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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