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verb [intransitive] emerge pronunciation in American English /ɪˈmɜrdʒ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyemerge
he/she/itemerges
present participleemerging
past tenseemerged
past participleemerged
  1. 1
    to come out of something or out from behind something
    emerge from:

    After a few weeks, the caterpillar emerges from its cocoon.

    emerge into:

    The doors opened and people began to emerge into the street.

  2. 3
    to become known

    Some disturbing rumors were beginning to emerge.

    it emerged (that):

    It emerged that he had saved a child by donating his kidney.

    emerge from:

    Three important factors emerged from our discussions.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of emerge
    1. a.
      to appear, or to become recognized

      No new leader has emerged to take his place.

      emerge as:

      Cities like Atlanta are emerging as important new financial centers.

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