emerge

verb
\i-ˈmərj \
emerged; emerging

Definition of emerge 

intransitive verb

1 : to become manifest : become known new problems emerged

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

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

4 : to come into being through evolution

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Examples of emerge in a Sentence

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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The Kepler wake-up whipsaw continues. NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered more than 2,650 alien planets to date, emerged from yet another slumber Thursday (Oct. 11), agency officials said. Mike Wall, Space.com, "NASA's Kepler Planet-Hunting Space Telescope Wakes Up Again," 13 Oct. 2018 Trouble in Turkey could make investors reassess their holdings in other emerging markets. David Mchugh And Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means," 13 Aug. 2018 Beyond conventional multivitamins, a new generation of supplements have emerged in the last several years. Markham Heid, Good Housekeeping, "8 Easy Tricks for a Much Happier Day," 6 Aug. 2018 Over the course of our trip, a few lessons emerged. Annemarie Conte, Woman's Day, "I Took My Daughter to Hawaii to Teach Her How to Be a Better Traveler," 1 Aug. 2018 This helps remove dead skin cells so the hair is more likely to emerge, Dr. Goldenberg says. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Bad Is It Really to Remove an Ingrown Hair Yourself?," 20 Sep. 2018 That's because the roughly 150 clusters around the Milky Way are about 10 billion years old, with stars roughly the same age, giving life plenty of time to emerge and evolve. Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com, "Omega Centauri Is a Terrible Place to Look for Habitable Planets," 15 Aug. 2018 In recent years, Philadelphia has emerged as a worthy contender to New York as an East Coast culinary capital. Juliet Izon, Redbook, "And the Very Best City for a Girls' Getaway Is...," 7 Aug. 2018 Lower demand from Japan could even have obscured the dollar crunch in emerging markets. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "The Dollar Shortage Is Back," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of emerge

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for emerge

Latin emergere, from e- + mergere to plunge — more at merge

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emerge

verb

English Language Learners 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

emerge

verb
\i-ˈmərj \
emerged; emerging

Kids Definition of emerge

1 : to come out or into view Once more the boys emerged into the open; but the dangers of the night were not yet over …— J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2 : to become known The facts of the case began to emerge.

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