A swimmer emerges from the water.
- An example of emerge is when a new actor gets discovered and becomes a famous movie star.
- An example of emerge is when the sun comes out from the clouds.
To emerge is defined as to become more well known or more important, or to come into view.
intransitive verbemerged′, emerg′ing
- to rise from or as from a surrounding fluid
- to come forth into view; become visible
- to become apparent or known
- to develop or evolve as something new, improved, etc.: a strong breed emerged
Origin of emergeClassical Latin emergere from e-, out + mergere, to dip, immerse: see merge
intransitive verbe·merged, e·merg·ing, e·merg·es
- To move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter: seals emerging from the water; animals emerging from the forest.
- a. To come into view: The house emerged in the fog. See Synonyms at appear.b. To become conscious: emerge from sleep.c. To become known or prominent after being in obscurity: evidence that emerged from the investigation; new leaders that emerged from the party ranks.
- To come into existence: a period when many new life forms emerged.
Origin of emergeLatin ēmergere ē-, ex- ex- mergere to immerse
(third-person singular simple present emerges, present participle emerging, simple past and past participle emerged)
- (intransitive) To come into view.
- (intransitive, copulative) To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.
- He emerged unscathed from the accident.
- The Soviet Union emerged from the ruins of an empire.
- The submarine emerged from the ocean.
- (intransitive) To become known.
- Gradually the truth emerged.