- 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 [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 [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[intransitive] emerge (from something) to survive a difficult situation or experience She emerged from the scandal with her reputation intact. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘become known, come to light’): from Latin emergere, from e- (variant of ex-)
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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//