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Definition of 'manifest'


  1. a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane


  1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
       Synonyms: attest certify demonstrate evidence
  2. record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be manifested"
  3. reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"


  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"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"
       Synonyms: apparent evident patent plain unmistakable

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