How do you use the word manifest?
If you think hard enough about this... the answer will manifest itself.
What is the word used for the paperwork that describes the names of passengers or freight on an airplane?
No, "to manifest" means "to show" and related meanings. All of the meanings have to do with things being shown or made apparent. It is of course entirely possible that someone who wasn't quite sure what the word meant might use it to mean "to create", and that usage might catch on, but so far it hasn't.
There is a similarly-sounding word "manifest", which is used as a noun, verb, and adjective. Example (noun) : "He signed the manifest." (a bill of lading, cargo list, or invoice) Example (verb) : "The ghost would manifest itself at midnight." (make known or demonstrate) Example (adjective) : "The belief that the US would stretch from Atlantic to Pacific was termed 'manifest destiny'. (being obvious or plainly apparent)
John O'Sullivan. John O'Sullivan used the word manifest to mean clear or obvious. The word destiny means events sure to happen. Therefore, manifest destiny was the belief that our country's [U.S.A.] destiny was to expand our boundaries from "sea to shining sea" [Atlantic to Pacific Ocean]; a task believed to be given by God himself to the Americans.
Manifest is a TRANSITIVE verb - and not an intransitive verb. You can say - "The patient is manifesting the symptoms of Ebola." You CANNOT say "Ebola manifests in the patient." YUCK! You could say "Ebola manifests itself in the patient", i.e. you can use manifest reflexively - since the reflexive pronoun is really the object of the TRANSITIVE verb manifest. But FAR TOO MANY IDIOTS try to sound intelligent by using manifest intransitively!
Just a couple of suggestions: a) Used like evident/clear : it is manifest that smoking kills. b) Used like reveal/show : racism often manifests itself through pejorative slurs. c) Manifestation: used like expression/how something is shown: the slitting of wrists is an external manifestation of one's inner misery. Hope that helps ;)
The word 'manifested' is not a noun; manifested is the past participle, past tense of the verb to manifest. The past participle of the verb is also an adjective, a word to describe a noun; the manifested symptoms. The abstract noun form for the adjective manifested is manifestness. Another noun form is a manifest, a concrete noun, a word for a passenger list.