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Definition of emerge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emerge
    he / she / it emerges
    past simple emerged
    -ing form emerging
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  1. 1[intransitive] to come out of a dark 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 election, protest groups began to emerge. 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.
noun [uncountable] the emergence of new technologies
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