emerge 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
: 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
- The facts emerged after a lengthy investigation.
- Several possible candidates have emerged.
- She has emerged as a leading contender in the field.
- His war record has emerged as a key issue in the election.
- when land first emerged from the sea
- The cat emerged from its hiding place behind the couch.
- animals emerging from a long period of inactivity
Origin of EMERGE
to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 1563
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