merge 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
archaic : to plunge or engulf in something : immerse
: to cause to combine, unite, or coalesce
: to blend gradually by stages that blur distinctions
: 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
- To save the business, the owners decided to merge it with one of their competitors.
- The two banks merged to form one large institution.
- Many small companies have been forced to merge.
- Three lanes of traffic all merge at this point.
- Day slowly merged into night.
- Along the coast the mountains gradually merge with the shore.
- She merged into the crowd and disappeared.
Origin of MERGE
akin to Sanskrit majjati
First Known Use: 1636
Related to MERGE
- amalgamate, combine, comingle, commingle, commix, composite, concrete, conflate, fuse, homogenize, immingle, immix, incorporate, integrate, interfuse, intermingle, intermix, meld, blend, mingle, mix
- break down, break up, separate, unmix
See Synonym Discussion at mix
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