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emerge

verb [I] (BECOME KNOWN)    /ɪˈmɜːdʒ/ US  /-ˈmɝːdʒ/
C1 to become known, especially as a result of examining something or asking questions about it: The facts behind the scandal are sure to emerge eventually. [+ that] It has emerged that secret talks had been going on between the two companies before the takeover was announced. She's the most exciting British singer to emerge on the pop scene for a decade.Revealing secrets and becoming known
(Definition of emerge verb (BECOME KNOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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