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emerge

[ ih-murj ]
/ ɪˈmɜrdʒ /
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verb (used without object), e·merged, e·merg·ing.

to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity: a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog.
to rise or come forth from or as if from water or other liquid.
to come up or arise, as a question or difficulty.
to come into existence; develop.
to rise, as from an inferior or unfortunate state or condition.

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Origin of emerge

1630–40; <Latin ēmergere to arise out of, equivalent to ē-e-1 + mergere to dive, sink

OTHER WORDS FROM emerge

re·e·merge, verb (used without object), re·e·merged, re·e·merg·ing.un·e·merged, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH emerge

emerge , immerge
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British Dictionary definitions for emerge

emerge
/ (ɪˈmɜːdʒ) /

verb (intr often foll by from)

to come up to the surface of or rise from water or other liquid
to come into view, as from concealment or obscurityhe emerged from the cave
(foll by from) to come out (of) or live (through a difficult experience)he emerged from his ordeal with dignity
to become apparentseveral interesting things emerged from the report

Derived forms of emerge

emerging, adjective

Word Origin for emerge

C17: from Latin ēmergere to rise up from, from mergere to dip
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