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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: emergere, from mergere 'to dive'

emerge

verb
     
e‧merge W2 [intransitive]
1 to appear or come out from somewhere:
The flowers emerge in the spring.
emerge from
The sun emerged from behind the clouds.
2 if facts emerge, they become known after being hidden or secret [↪ come out]:
Eventually the truth emerged.
Later it emerged that the judge had employed an illegal immigrant.
3 to come out of a difficult experience
emerge from
She emerged from the divorce a stronger person.
4 to begin to be known or noticed:
a religious sect that emerged in the 1830s
emerge as
Local government has recently emerged as a major issue.

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