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Definition of emerge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    emerge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emerge
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒ//
     
    he / she / it emerges
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒɪz//
     
    past simple emerged
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒd//
     
    past participle emerged
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒd//
     
    -ing form emerging
    BrE BrE//iˈmɜːdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iˈmɜːrdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive] to come out of a dark, confined or hidden place. emerge (from something) The swimmer emerged from the lake. She finally emerged from her room at noon. He emerged from the shadows. emerge (into something) We emerged into bright sunlight.
  2. 2  [intransitive, transitive] (of facts, ideas, etc.) to become known synonym transpire No new evidence emerged during the investigation. it emerges that… It emerged that the company was going to be sold.
  3. 3  [intransitive] to start to exist; to appear or become known After the elections opposition groups began to emerge. the emerging markets of South Asia emerge as something He emerged as a key figure in the campaign
  4. 4[intransitive] emerge (from something) to survive a difficult situation or experience She emerged from the scandal with her reputation intact.
  5. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘become known, come to light’): from Latin emergere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, forth’ + mergere ‘to dip’.Extra examples It subsequently emerged that he had known about the deal all along. One thing emerges very clearly from this study. Problems with this drug are now beginning to emerge. Several facts started to emerge from my investigation. The answer to the problem quickly emerged. What eventually emerged from the election disaster was a realization that it was time for change. His enormous talent had emerged fully formed. The Pacific region has rapidly emerged as a leading force on the world stage. The plant has fully emerged from the soil. The world is only slowly emerging from recession. They suddenly emerged into brilliant sunshine. newly emerging areas of science the musical forms that emerged out of the American black experience A figure emerged from the darkness. He rapidly emerged as a key figure in the campaign. She disappeared into the house and emerged a few seconds later carrying a suitcase. The crabs emerge at low tide to look for food.
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