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 for Manifest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manifest \Man"i*fest\, a. [F. manifeste, L. manifestus, lit.,
     struck by the hand, hence, palpable; manus hand + fendere (in
     comp.) to strike. See Manual, and Defend.]
     1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent;
        distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding;
        apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not
        obscure or hidden.
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              Neither is there any creature that is not manifest
              in his sight.                         -- Heb. iv.
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              That which may be known of God is manifest in them.
                                                    --Rom. i. 19.
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              Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. --Dryden.
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     2. Detected; convicted; -- with of. [R.]
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              Calistho there stood manifest of shame. --Dryden.
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     Syn: Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous;
          plain; obvious.
     Usage: Manifest, Clear, Plain, Obvious, Evident.
            What is clear can be seen readily; what is obvious
            lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our
            attention; what is evident is seen so clearly as to
            remove doubt; what is manifest is very distinctly
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                  So clear, so shining, and so evident,
                  That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye.
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                  Entertained with solitude,
                  Where obvious duty erewhile appeared unsought.
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                  I saw, I saw him manifest in view,
                  His voice, his figure, and his gesture knew.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manifest \Man"i*fest\, n.; pl. Manifests. [Cf. F. manifeste.
     See Manifest, a., and cf. Manifesto.]
     1. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See
        Manifesto. [Obs.]
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     2. A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a
        description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of
        goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse; as, to inspect
        the ship's manifest. --Bouvier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manifest \Man"i*fest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manifested; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Manifesting.]
     1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually
        to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display;
        to exhibit.
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              There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested.
                                                    --Mark iv. 22.
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              Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. --Shak.
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     2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to
        declare at the customhouse.
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     Syn: To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose;
          discover; display.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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" [syn: apparent, evident, manifest,
             patent, plain, unmistakable]
      n 1: a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or
      v 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" [syn: attest,
           certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence]
      2: record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be
      3: reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost
         manifests each year on the same day"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "manifest":
     account, advertise, affect, aggrandize, air, apparent, appear,
     approve, argue, attest, augment, bare, be indicative of,
     be revealed, be significant of, be symptomatic of, become known,
     beef up, beholdable, bespeak, betoken, betray, bill,
     bill of account, bill of fare, bill of lading, blatant,
     blazon forth, books, boost, brandish, break forth, break the seal,
     breathe, bring forth, bring forward, bring into view, bring out,
     bring to light, bring to notice, carte, characterize, check, clear,
     clear as crystal, come out, come to light, compound,
     comprehensible, connote, conspicuous, corroborate, crystal-clear,
     dangle, declare, definite, demonstrate, denominate, denote,
     deobstruct, detectable, develop, differentiate, discernible,
     disclose, disclosed, discover, dismask, display, distinct, divulge,
     dramatize, draw the veil, dun, emblazon, embody, enact, enlarge,
     entail, evidence, evident, evince, exhibit, expand, explicit,
     expose, expose to view, exposed, exposed to view, express,
     exteriorize, externalize, flash, flaunt, flourish, free,
     furnish evidence, get out, give evidence, give indication of,
     give sign, give token, go to show, hanging out, highlight, hint,
     hold up, identify, illuminate, illustrate, impart, imply,
     in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in view, incarnate,
     indicate, indisputable, indubitable, insight, invoice, involve,
     itemized bill, lay bare, lay open, leak out, ledger,
     let daylight in, let out, magnify, make clear, make plain,
     manifest itself, manifold, mark, materialize, mean, menu, multiply,
     naked, note, noticeable, objectify, observable, obvious, open,
     open to view, open up, open-and-shut, out, outcropping, palpable,
     parade, patefy, patent, perceivable, perceptible, perform,
     personalize, personify, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, point to,
     present, proclaim, produce, prominent, prove, put forth,
     put forward, raise the curtain, reckoning, recognizable, represent,
     reveal, revealed, roll out, score, seeable, self-evident,
     self-explaining, self-explanatory, set forth, show, show forth,
     show its colors, show its face, show signs of, show up, showing,
     shown, signalize, signify, speak for itself, speak volumes, sport,
     spotlight, stand for, stand revealed, statement, straightforward,
     strip bare, substantiate, suggest, symptomatize, symptomize, tab,
     tangible, tell, tend to show, testify, to be seen, token, told,
     transpire, trot out, trumpet, trumpet forth, unambiguous, unblock,
     uncase, unclench, uncloak, unclog, unclouded, unclutch,
     unconcealed, uncork, uncover, uncurtain, undisguised, undo,
     undrape, unfold, unfoul, unfurl, unhidden, unkennel, unlatch,
     unlock, unmask, unmistakable, unpack, unplug, unquestionable,
     unroll, unscreen, unseal, unsheathe, unshroud, unshut, unstop,
     unveil, unwrap, utter, vaunt, vent, viewable, visible, visual,
     voice, wave, witnessable

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANIFEST, com. law. A written instrument containing a true account of the 
  cargo of a ship or commercial vessel. 
       2. The Act of March 2, 1799, s. 23, requires that when goods, wares, or 
  merchandise, shall be brought into the United States, from any foreign port 
  or place, in any ship or vessel, belonging, in whole or in part to a citizen 
  or inhabitant of the United States, the manifest shall be in writing, signed 
  by the master of the vessel, and that it shall contain the names of the 
  places where the goods in such manifest mentioned, shall have been 
  respectively taken on board, and the places within the United States, for 
  which they are respectively consigned, particularly noticing the  goods 
  destined for each place, respectively; the name, description, and build of 
  such vessel, and her true admeasurement or tonnage, the place to which she 
  belongs, with the name of each owner, according to her register, the name of 
  her master, and a just and particular account of the goods so laden on 
  board, whether in package or stowed loose, of any kind whatsoever, with the 
  marks and numbers on each package, the numbers and descriptions of the 
  packages in words at length, whether leaguer, pipe, butt, puncheon, 
  hogshead, barrel, keg, case, bale, pack, truss, chest, box, bandbox, bundle, 
  parcel, cask, or package of any kind, describing each by its usual 
  denomination; the names of the persons to whom they are respectively 
  consigned, agreeably to the bills of lading, unless when the, goods are 
  consigned to order, when it shall be so expressed; the names of the several 
  passengers on; board, distinguishing whether cabin or steerage passengers, 
  or both, with their baggage, specifying the number and description of 
  packages belonging to each, respectively; together with an account of the 
  remaining sea stores, if any. And if any merchandise be imported, destined 
  for different districts, or ports, the quantities and packages thereof shall 
  be inserted in successive order in the manifest; and all spirits, wines and 
  teas, constituting the whole or any part of the cargo of any vessel, shall 
  be inserted in successive order, distinguishing the ports to which they may 
  be destined, and the kinds, qualities and quantities thereof; and if 
  merchandise be imported by citizens or inhabitants of the United States, in 
  vessels other than of the United States, the manifests shall be of the form 
  and shall contain the particulars aforesaid, except that the vessel shall be 
  specially described as provided by a form in the act. 1 Story's Laws, 593, 
       3. The want of a manifest, where one is required, or when it is false, 
  is severely punished. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MANIFEST, evidence. That which is clear and requires no proof; that which is 
  notorious. See Notoriety. 

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