There are 2 definitions of manifest in English:

manifest1

Syllabification: man·i·fest
Pronunciation: /ˈmanəˌfest
 
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adjective

verb

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  • 1Display or show (a quality or feeling) by one’s acts or appearance; demonstrate: Ray manifested signs of severe depression
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    • I cannot understand why they have to manifest their feelings in this way.
    • And that faith was manifested in so many different ways.
    • The entire panoply of human emotion was manifested in those 120 minutes.
    Synonyms
    display, show, exhibit, demonstrate, betray, present, reveal
    formal evince
  • 1.1 (often be manifested in) Be evidence of; prove: bad industrial relations are often manifested in disputes and strikes
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    • Such initiative was evidence of the creativity manifested by working people when they sense the possibility of liberation.
    • Compared to the early struggles, the strikes of the 1890s manifested a significantly higher level of consciousness among the workers.
    • The evidence shows us that such a commitment would first be manifested in improved Aboriginal child health.
    Synonyms
    be evidence of, be a sign of, indicate, show, attest to, reflect, bespeak, prove, establish, evidence, substantiate, corroborate, confirm
    literary betoken
  • 1.2 [no object] (Of an ailment) become apparent through the appearance of symptoms: a disorder that usually manifests in middle age
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    • In some patients, arthritis manifests before clinical bowel disease.
    • Early Alzheimer's disease manifests as problems with retaining new information and difficulty with cueing to help jog the memory.
    • Various systemic connective tissue diseases may also manifest in the eye as retinopathy.
  • 1.3 [no object] (Of a ghost or spirit) appear: one deity manifested in the form of a bird
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    • He knew without being told that the spirits had manifested in him.
    • I fall to my knees, arms raised in ecstasy, as a sensibly-dressed goddess manifests before me.
    • As he began to forgive his father, the demons manifested violently.

Derivatives

manifestly

adverb
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  • Paragraph 26 concludes that the claim should be certified as manifestly unfounded.
  • It is now manifestly obvious that the Government has totally lost control of the immigration problem.
  • The manifestly uncommercial conclusion that no standard terms applied is not one to which I would come unless driven to it.

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin manifestus.

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There are 2 definitions of manifest in English:

manifest2

Syllabification: man·i·fest
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈmanəˌfest/

noun

  • 1A document giving comprehensive details of a ship and its cargo and other contents, passengers, and crew for the use of customs officers.
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    • If you're a customs inspector at a port of entry you can send photos of cargos and manifests back to the office where someone can check them against computer records.
    • The manifest of the Nigerian-registered ship said it was carrying 139 passengers.
    • He listed himself as a farm laborer on the manifest of the ship and didn't even write his mother until the day the ship was going to sail.
  • 1.1A list of passengers or cargo in an aircraft.
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    • Akobi said the plane's manifest listed 156 passengers and an unknown number of crew.
    • If we had a manifest from the airplane, or from the companies, we would pay the claim.
    • Using the helicopter manifests, I counted the numbers of passenger-journeys and the numbers of flights for the complete months of September and October 1996.
  • 1.2A list of the cars forming a freight train.

verb

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  • Record in a manifest: every passenger is manifested at the point of departure

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a manifestation): from Italian manifesto (see manifesto). The current sense dates from the early 17th century.

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