emerge




To emerge means to come out into view or come forth. You might hope to emerge from an epic perming session looking like a beauty queen, but chances are it will just look like you got electrocuted.

From the Latin emergere, meaning to “rise out or up, bring forth, bring to light,” emerge is an intransitive verb that might bring to mind the image of a whale rising up from the depths of the sea, or of a person popping out from a dark corner to spook you. Appear and peep are synonyms, while dip and sink are antonyms.

Definitions of emerge
  1. verb

    come out into view, as from concealment

    “Suddenly, the proprietor
    emerged from his office”
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    types:

    burst

    emerge suddenly
    shell

    fall out of the pod or husk
    type of:

    appear

    come into sight or view

  2. verb

    come out of

    synonyms:
    come forth, come out, egress, go forth, issue
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    pop out

    come out suddenly or forcefully
    radiate

    issue or emerge in rays or waves
    leak

    enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
    escape

    issue or leak, as from a small opening
    fall

    come out; issue
    debouch

    pass out or emerge; especially of rivers
    come out, fall out

    come off

  3. verb

    come up to the surface of or rise

    “He felt new emotions
    emerge
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    type of:

    come up, rise, rise up, surface

    come to the surface

  4. verb

    become known or apparent

    “Some nice results
    emerged from the study”
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    appear

    come into sight or view

  5. verb

    happen or occur as a result of something

    synonyms:
    come forth
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    types:

    break

    come forth or begin from a state of latency
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    arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise

    come into existence; take on form or shape

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