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emerge

[ih-murj] /ɪˈmɜrdʒ/
verb (used without object), emerged, emerging.
1.
to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity:
a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog.
2.
to rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid.
3.
to come up or arise, as a question or difficulty.
4.
to come into existence; develop.
5.
to rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin ēmergere to arise out of, equivalent to ē- e-1 + mergere to dive, sink
Related forms
reemerge, verb (used without object), reemerged, reemerging.
unemerged, adjective
Can be confused
emerge, immerge.
Synonym Study
1. Emerge, emanate, issue mean to come forth. Emerge is used of coming forth from a place shut off from view, or from concealment, or the like, into sight and notice: The sun emerges from behind the clouds. Emanate is used of intangible things, as light or ideas, spreading from a source: Rumors often emanate from irresponsible persons. Issue is often used of a number of persons, a mass of matter, or a volume of smoke, sound, or the like, coming forth through any outlet or outlets: The crowd issued from the building.
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Examples for emerge
  • Restaurants and nightclubs spring up almost weekly, and new buildings emerge on the skyline with regularity.
  • After 30 years of painstaking work, some of the answers are beginning to emerge.
  • When looking at this weekend's wild-card games, intriguing points emerge.
  • At the end of that process the puffins emerge quite covered in dirt.
  • Some even stayed outside as the movie played, hoping to see the stars emerge.
  • Before long a new identity will emerge.
  • It's going to be nice to see another powerhouse emerge on a noncompetitive game.
  • And when the sun shines through, rainbow colors emerge.
  • Leaves emerge purplish in spring, turn bright green by summer.
  • They emerge from woods in the outskirts of Chicago to hear a train coming.
British Dictionary definitions for emerge

emerge

/ɪˈmɜːdʒ/
verb (intransitive) often foll by from
1.
to come up to the surface of or rise from water or other liquid
2.
to come into view, as from concealment or obscurity he emerged from the cave
3.
(foll by from) to come out (of) or live (through a difficult experience) he emerged from his ordeal with dignity
4.
to become apparent several interesting things emerged from the report
Derived Forms
emerging, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēmergere to rise up from, from mergere to dip
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Word Origin and History for emerge
v.

1560s, from Middle French émerger, from Latin emergere "rise out or up, bring forth, bring to light," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + mergere "to dip, sink" (see merge). The notion is of rising from a liquid by virtue of buoyancy. Related: Emerged; emerging.

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