verb \ˈmərj\

: to cause (two or more things, such as two companies) to come together and become one thing : to join or unite (one thing) with another

: to become joined or united

: to change into or become part of something else in a very gradual way


Full Definition of MERGE

transitive verb
archaic :  to plunge or engulf in something :  immerse
:  to cause to combine, unite, or coalesce
:  to blend gradually by stages that blur distinctions
intransitive verb
:  to become combined into one
:  to blend or come together without abrupt change <merging traffic>
mer·gence \ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun

Examples of MERGE

  1. To save the business, the owners decided to merge it with one of their competitors.
  2. The two banks merged to form one large institution.
  3. Many small companies have been forced to merge.
  4. Three lanes of traffic all merge at this point.
  5. Day slowly merged into night.
  6. Along the coast the mountains gradually merge with the shore.
  7. She merged into the crowd and disappeared.

Origin of MERGE

Latin mergere; akin to Sanskrit majjati he dives
First Known Use: 1636

Rhymes with MERGE


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