emerge

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Emerge is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
emerge

Third-person singular
emerges

Past tense
emerged

Past participle
emerged

Present participle
emerging

  1. (intransitive) If you emerge, you come out of something.
    Black, who was wanted by police, emerged from hiding yesterday.
  2. (intransitive) If a pattern or picture emerges, it becomes clear.
    It was only many months afterwards that a complete picture began to emerge of what had happened.
    Details of the operation to remove the boat people are now emerging.

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