verb \i-ˈmərj\

: to become known or apparent

: to become known or regarded as something

: to rise or appear from a hidden or unknown place or condition : to come out into view


Full Definition of EMERGE

intransitive verb
:  to become manifest :  become known <new problems emerged>
:  to rise from or as if from an enveloping fluid :  come out into view <a diver emerging from the water>
:  to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition <someone must emerge as a leader>
:  to come into being through evolution

Examples of EMERGE

  1. The facts emerged after a lengthy investigation.
  2. Several possible candidates have emerged.
  3. She has emerged as a leading contender in the field.
  4. His war record has emerged as a key issue in the election.
  5. when land first emerged from the sea
  6. The cat emerged from its hiding place behind the couch.
  7. animals emerging from a long period of inactivity

Origin of EMERGE

Latin emergere, from e- + mergere to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 1563


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