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Pronunciation: /ɪˈmɜːrdʒ; ɪˈmɜːdʒ/

Translation of emerge in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (come out) salir*, aparecer* to emerge from sth salir* de algo he finally emerged from his room por fin salió de su habitación she emerged from obscurity in 1981 salió de la oscuridad en 1981 they emerged clear winners of the contest resultaron los ganadores del concurso por un amplio margen
    Example sentences
    • But the spectacle can cloy and a sadness lingers after the pageant has moved on as householders emerge with shovels and brooms to sweep away all trace of their work.
    • No birds are perched on the board; however, the head of a single cormorant, its signature white throat clearly visible, just emerges from the waters of the lagoon ahead of the barge.
    • Julia stands alone in the middle of the road, unable to move, until Steven emerges from the carriage and slowly leads her back.
    1.2 (become evident, known) [problem] surgir*, aparecer*; [truth] revelarse when the facts began to emerge cuando los hechos empezaron a salir a la luz or [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] empezaron a trascender his true character does not emerge at all from this biography su verdadero carácter no se desprende or no surge para nada de esta biografía she emerges as a very likable figure uno se forma una imagen de una persona muy agradable it has now emerged that this was not true ahora se ha revelado or [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] ahora ha trascendido que esto no era cierto it emerged from the interview that he already knew en la entrevista salió a relucir or se reveló que ya lo sabía
    Example sentences
    • The picture emerging yesterday was confused at best.
    • He said he was confident that they would put up an impressive show and eventually emerge winners.
    • The difference only emerges in the context in which it applies within the count in the indictment.
    Example sentences
    • The crash occurred on Sunday, but the amazing survival stories only emerged yesterday.
    • During the hearing, one critical piece of evidence emerged which could prove very damaging to the government.
    • Details of C & C executives' basic salaries also emerged yesterday.
  • 2 2.1 (come into being, evolve) [idea/system] surgir* no agreement has emerged from the discussions no ha surgido ningún acuerdo de las discusiones 2.2
    (emerging present participle/participio presente)
    [nation] emergente, joven; [industries] naciente, incipiente
    Example sentences
    • But hope persists that the UUP risk-taker can emerge relatively unscathed from this election.
    • Despite the complications, the surgeries typically go smoothly and most tarantulas emerge unscathed.
    • From nearly 50 years of complex warfare the house of Wessex had emerged triumphant.
    Example sentences
    • The new spectacularly rises from the old like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.
    • Release the butterfly where it was captured as soon as it emerges from its chrysalis.
    • The title may refer to a process, as when a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.

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