Meaning of MANIFEST in English


I. man ‧ i ‧ fest 1 /ˈmænəfest, ˈmænɪfest/ BrE AmE verb [transitive] formal

1 . to show a feeling, attitude etc:

The shareholders have manifested their intention to sell the shares.

manifest something in/as/through something

A dog’s protective instincts are manifested in increased alertness.

2 . manifest itself to appear or to become easy to see:

His illness began to manifest itself at around this time.

II. manifest 2 BrE AmE adjective formal

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: manifestus 'seized by the hand' ]

plain and easy to see SYN obvious , patent :

a manifest error of judgment

be made/become manifest (=be clearly shown)

Their devotion to God is made manifest in ritual prayer.

—manifestly adverb :

a manifestly unfair system

III. manifest 3 BrE AmE noun [countable]

a list of passengers or goods carried on a ship, plane, or train:

the ship’s cargo manifest

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