apparent

Meaning(s)

1. clearly visible or understood; obvious

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an apparent reason/motive, it became apparent to me

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Something which is 'apparent' is obvious, easily visible or clear. It is an adjective used in social and professional contexts. Similar meaning adjectives are 'evident' and 'visible'.

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  1. I was just talking to your Mom. Apparently, it's raining at home.
  2. There was no apparent motive for the crimes, so the police were really confused.
  3. I had trusted her for years, but it became apparent to me that she was lying.

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  1. The new employee did not show up for her first day for no apparent reason.
  2. It became apparent very quickly in the meeting that we hadn't received the correct brief.

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