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Definition of "emerge" []

  • To rise from or as if from immersion: Sea mammals must emerge periodically to breathe. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come forth from obscurity: new leaders who may emerge. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become evident: The truth emerged at the inquest. (verb-intransitive)
  • To come into existence. See Synonyms at appear. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emerge" in a sentence
  • "Krinak saw the elder lemkin emerge from the dust, brandishing his stick at the giant as he said, You!"
  • "Will McCain emerge from the debate with a clear and crisp position regarding what the Government's best action should be on the fiscal crisis."
  • "Sega know that fans want to see a new title emerge, but are apparently mindful of the fact that previous games didn't sell well - that said they seem keen to get a new game made, regardless."