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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin apparātus


apparate (plural apparates)

  1. (obsolete) apparatus

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin apparēre (to appear) in late Latin, as of a servant who appears on being summoned. A back-formation from apparition.


apparate (third-person singular simple present apparates, present participle apparating, simple past and past participle apparated)

  1. (neologism) To appear (magically); to teleport to or from a place.
    • 2004, Julia Quinn, When He Was Wicked‎, page 105:
      "Reivers!" he bellowed. His valet appeared — or really, it seemed rather more like he apparated — in the doorway.
    • 2005, Matthew Reilly, Scarecrow‎, page 115:
      What had silenced her, however, was the enormous demonic object that had apparated in the air beyond the tunnel's exit.
    • 2008, P. L. Lansdon, Dreams of Dragons and Fantasies of Fairy Flight and Light: Book One‎:
      if it is an emergency, I will be able to apparate directly to wherever you are and help you.




  1. vocative masculine singular of apparātus