Definition of emerge
- new problems emerged
- a diver emerging from the water
- someone must emerge as a leader
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
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: 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
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