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verb [intransitive] emerge pronunciation in British English /ɪˈmɜː(r)dʒ/ 
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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. 2
    to stop being involved in a difficult situation or period of time
    emerge from:

    The country is slowly emerging from a recession.

  3. 3
    to become known

    Some worrying rumours 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.

    1. a.
      to appear, or to become recognized

      No new leader has emerged to take his place.

      emerge as:

      Leeds is emerging as an important financial centre.

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