Definition of make or put in an appearance in English:
Attend an event briefly, especially as a matter of courtesy.
- It also involves casual activities such as going on a sight-seeing trip or making an appearance at an event - all of which take place in public view and therefore can be easily remembered.
- The tame bald eagle, brought in for truly patriotic events, made an appearance.
- It's only for the children who attend the playschool and Santa is to put in an appearance there also.