November 14, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
emerge ˈmɚʤ/ verb

emerges; emerged; emerging

Newborn chick, emerging from the shell
Newborn chick, emerging from the shell
Learner's definition of EMERGE

[no object]

1 a : to become known or apparent

  • The facts emerged after a lengthy investigation.

  • A simple pattern has emerged. [=become clear]

  • Several possible candidates have emerged.

1 b : to become known or regarded as something

  • She has emerged as a leading contender in the field.

  • His war record has emerged as a key issue in the election.

  • The movie has (suddenly/quickly/rapidly) emerged as one of the year's most surprising hits.

2 : to rise or appear from a hidden or unknown place or condition : to come out into view

  • when land first emerged from the sea

  • The cat emerged from its hiding place behind the couch.

  • animals emerging from a long period of inactivity

3 — used to indicate the usually good state or condition of someone or something at the end of an event, process, etc.

  • Both sides in the election remain confident that they will emerge victorious/triumphant. [=that they will win]

  • He emerged unharmed from the accident. [=he was not harmed in the accident]

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