Meaning of “emerge” in the English Dictionary

"emerge" in British English

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emergeverb [ I ]

uk /ɪˈmɜːdʒ/ us /ɪˈmɝːdʒ/

emerge verb [ I ] (APPEAR)

B2 to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something:

She emerged from the sea, blue with cold.

to come to the end of a difficult period or experience:

The Prince emerged unscathed from the scandal.

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(Definition of “emerge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emerge" in American English

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emergeverb [ I ]

us /ɪˈmɜrdʒ/

emerge verb [ I ] (APPEAR)

to appear by coming out of something or out from behind something:

The runway lights flashed on, and the first models emerged from behind the stage set.
fig. The president emerged unscathed from the scandal (= He came out of it with no damage to his reputation).
fig. We debated which of the candidate will emerge (= result) as the winner.

emerge verb [ I ] (DEVELOP)

to become known or develop as a result of something:

New business opportunities will emerge with advances in technology.

(Definition of “emerge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"emerge" in Business English

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emergeverb [ I ]

uk /ɪˈmɜːdʒ/ us

to begin to exist or have power or influence:

The new Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that the state emerges as a leader in the field of next-generation energy.

to appear or become known:

Yesterday it emerged that he was to come under investigation for insider dealing.
No definitive results have yet emerged from the discussions.

to come to the end of a difficult period or experience:

The stock was trading for under $20 when the company emerged from bankruptcy.
emergence
noun [ U ]

During his 10-year tenure at Disney, he oversaw the company's emergence as a major producer of TV programming.

(Definition of “emerge” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)