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emerge

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verb \i-ˈmərj\

Simple Definition of emerge

  • : 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

emergedemerg·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become manifest :  become known <new problems emerged>

  3. 2 :  to rise from or as if from an enveloping fluid :  come out into view <a diver emerging from the water>

  4. 3 :  to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition <someone must emerge as a leader>

  5. 4 :  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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