1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

- the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields

Similar word(s): obvious, evident, manifest, palpable, patent, plain, unmistakable

2. appearing as such but not necessarily so

- for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent

- the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies

Similar word(s): superficial, ostensible, seeming