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    usage of 'manifest'

    I'm confused about the usage of 'manifest' as a verb. The dictionary lists its meanings as "to show, demonstrate clearly" and "(of a disembodied spirit) to appear in visible form", which does not help at all. Although I don't see this word a lot I have this gut feeling that 'manifest' can be used to mean "embody, show (in a certain fashion)", as in:

    His lack of attention to detail is manifested in the amount of mistakes he made in the test.

    I can't be sure, though.

    Any help would be appreciated.


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    Re: usage of 'manifest'

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz26 View Post
    His lack of attention to detail is manifested in the amount of mistakes he made in the test.
    manifested = obvious to your senses (smell, taste, touch, sight, ...) or to your mind.

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