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The word emerge and its family (emerged, emergence, emergent, emerges, emerging) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb emerge

What does emerge mean as a doing word?

Emerge is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: emerged | emerging | emerges

  1. come out into view, as from concealment
  2. come out of
  3. become known or apparent
    • example: Some nice results emerged from the study
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: appear = come into sight or view
  4. come up to the surface of or rise
    • example: He felt new emotions emerge
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: come up / rise / rise up / surface = come to the surface
  5. happen or occur as a result of something

Alternative definition of the verb emerge


  1. [intransitive] To come into view.
  2. [intransitive, copulative] To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.
  3. [intransitive] To become known.


  1. "Emerge" is an electroclash song and the first single from debut album #1 by Fischerspooner. The song was originally released in 2001 through International DeeJay Gigolo Records and later jointly rereleased in 2002 by Fischerspooner's imprint label FS Studios and Ministry of Sound. In 2003, the song was released again by Fischerspooner's new label Capitol.
  2. "Emerge" is a musical single of Fischerspooner.
    • also known as Emerge (Remixes), Emerge (Superstar remix), Emerge Remixed
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Emerge" is a musical single of Scion, Vainqueur, Substance.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  4. "Emerge" is a musical album of The Morlocks.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  5. "Emerge" is a musical album of The Litter.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  6. "Emerge" is a musical album of Bejelit.
    • released on
  7. "Emerge" is a musical album of Fyrce Muons.
    • released on
  8. "Emerge" is a musical album of Ralf Illenberger.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "Emerge" is a musical album of Liquefaction.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  10. "Emerge" is a musical album of Petroleum.
  11. "Emerge" is a musical album of Palancar.
  12. "Emerge" is a composition.


  1. Emerge was a monthly news magazine that was published from 1989 to 2000. Its primary focus was on issues of interest to African Americans. In 2000, Time said Emerge was "the nation's best black newsmagazine for the past seven years" the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described it as "the premier source for intellectual discussion on issues affecting African-Americans", and the New York Amsterdam News wrote that "it had no rival for cutting edge news for and about the Black community".
  2. Emerge a.k.a. Emerge! The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East is a book by Elza Maalouf, first being published in October 2014.
    • also known as Emerge! The Rise of Functional Democracy and the Future of the Middle East
    • language: English Language
    • released in

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Emerge

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Google previewSociology Alive! (2001)

by Stephen Moore

The first point to emerge is that there are lots of different forms of work, which can include legal and illegal, part-time and full-time, paid and unpaid work. The aim of this section is simply to open our eyes to the complex nature of work in Britain ...

Google previewHealth Facility Surveys (2003)

An Introduction by Magnus Lindelöw, Adam Wagstaff

One point to emerge is that since many of the issues of interest concern the interaction between different units in the system, it is necessary to look beyond a single part of the system. Indeed, this is precisely the rationale behind the first ...

Google previewMorphology: Morphology: primes, phenomena and processes (2004)

by Francis Katamba

*during-happy, *put-box, *green- dry, *appear-give The answer that will emerge is a simple one. The lexical structure theory of Lieber (l980) provides the basic structural principles of compound formation. No special rule is needed within the ...

Google previewAbortion Policy

An Evaluation of the Consequences for Maternal and Infant Health by Jerome S. Legge Jr.

A second conclusion to emerge is that while Roe versus Wade appeared to be followed by more health benefits for whites than nonwhites, it is the health and social spending variable that favors nonwhites over whites when considered in ...

Google previewThe Economic Psychology of Everyday Life (2002)

by Paul Webley, Carole Burgoyne, Stephen Lea, Brian Young

Last to emerge is an understanding of the rhetoric of advertising, ...

Google previewEuro Area Policies (2006)

Selected Issues by International Monetary Fund

A further conclusion to emerge is that fiscal adjustment is ...

Google previewInfanticide by Males and Its Implications (2000)

by Carel P. van Schaik, Charles H. Janson

A fourth conclusion to emerge is that females may also kill infants, in some species more frequently than do males (Blumstein, Chapter 8; Veiga, Chapter 9; Digby, Chapter 17; Voland & Stephan, Chapter 18). Although the fitness benefits for ...

Google previewThe State as a Firm (2012)

Economic Forces in Political Development by R.D. Auster, M. Silver

The dynamic process by which such firms typically emerge is a complex mixture of force and voluntary agreement.

Google previewSweden's Welfare State: Can the Bumblebee Keep Flying? (2003)

by Subhash Madhav Thakur

Perhaps the clearest conclusion to emerge is the need to guard against simplistic conclusions. It is worth bearing in mind, for instance, that although Sweden's ranking and relative per capita output have declined, there were other countries ...

Google previewThe Wounded Animal (2008)

J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy by Stephen Mulhall

Dasein's existence is always a transcendence of animality, a disruption of it—but a disruption from within, because the thrownness from which Dasein's projections always emerge is an inflection of desire or need, and hence of Dasein's ...

Google previewPattern in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (2004)

by Anthony Orton

Often the first shape to emerge is the octagon made from eight kites, but further trial leads to the tessellation shown in Figure 14.2. Having kites of two different colours ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson

org EMERGE Emerge is an international training and resource center on domestic violence. Founded in 1977 in Boston, it was the world's first batterer intervention program. The initial emphasis of the ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

COME ABOUT - COMFORTER develop, emanate, emerge, enter, extend, grow, happen, loom, mature, occur, proceed, reach, spring, transpire come about: happen, occur, result come across: discover, find, notice, uncover come after: ensue, ...

Google previewAsian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History [3 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History by Xiaojian Zhao, Edward J.W. Park Ph.D.

With the growth of the Korean population in the United States after 1965, Korean groceries and restaurants began to emerge in largely urban Korean communities . Korean groceries enabled home cooks to create dishes that were closer to the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (2010)

by Terri Ginsberg, Chris Lippard

However, films are beginning to emerge from postBa'thist Iraq that may be seen as important means of self-expression and communication for a people long- oppressed. This is true, too, for Palestinian cinema, which has, with only limited ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

pl the fanshaped fibers of the periodontal ligament that emerge from the supraalveolar connective tissue; composed of circular, dentogingival, dentoperiosteal, and transseptal (interdental) fiber groups. fibers, dentoperiosteal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

After the experience of a happiness-invoking situation, a swing toward negative feelings will emerge over time. This is, in essence, a homeostatic theory of mood. Opponent-process theory brings emotion into the same general conception of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Of the drawn from the centre of the sun through the eye of the Rainbow spectator : if a beam of light S coming from the sun ' fall upon any drop F ; and the rays, that emerge at F in the line FO, so as to be effectual, make an angle FOP of 42° 2' ...

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Usage statistics about emerge

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Quotes about Emerge

The neurotic and the artist - since both live out the unconscious of the race - reveal to us what is going to emerge endemically in the society later on. (Rollo May)
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Scrabble value of E1M3E1R1G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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