Definition of emerge
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
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
Recent Examples of emerge from the Web
The area is usually crowded on weekends with bar patrons and people eating at restaurants, and three men emerged from the van with knives and a machete, stabbing indiscriminately, causing mass confusion and panic.
The contradiction is deepening confusion over Kushner's interactions with the Russians as the president's son-in-law emerges as a key figure in the FBI's investigation into potential coordination between Moscow and the Trump team.
In collaboration with the Alabama Department of Corrections, the university will provide visual arts workshops taught by emerging and established artists for incarcerated men and women in multiple facilities around the state.
After climbing a brisk 1500 feet in two miles, hikers emerge from evergreen forest to a ridgeline and a series of rolling knolls.
That has emerged as a key concern for Trump administration officials worried the U.S. is barred from staying in the accord while scaling back its carbon-cutting commitment.
Put it all together, though, and the sense emerges of a president aggressively, if somewhat awkwardly, trying to assert himself on the world stage — with mixed success depending on his audience.
Fritze converted to a relief role at Valparaiso after beginning as a starter, emerging in his senior year as the closer.
The enclave has emerged as the city’s latest culinary hotbed, one marked by experimentation and international flavors.
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Origin and Etymology of emerge
Latin emergere, from e- + mergere to plunge — more at merge
First Known Use: 1563
EMERGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emerge for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of emerge for Students
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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