con·​verge | \ kən-ˈvərj How to pronounce converge (audio) \
converged; converging

Definition of converge

intransitive verb

1 : to tend or move toward one point or one another : come together : meet converging paths Police cars converged on the accident scene.
2 : to come together and unite in a common interest or focus Economic forces converged to bring the country out of the recession.
3 : to approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limit the series converges

transitive verb

: to cause to converge

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Examples of converge in a Sentence

The two roads converge in the center of town. Students converged in the parking lot to say goodbye after graduation. Economic forces converged to bring the country out of a recession. Many companies are combining rapidly converging communication technology into one device that can act as a phone, take photographs, and send e-mail.
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Recent Examples on the Web The ball is snapped and Tua Tagovailoa and Myles Gaskin converge. Omar Kelly,, 1 Sep. 2021 Many experts who closely follow the movie theater industry believe that studios and theater owners will converge on an exclusive 45-day window for blockbusters. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021 The three Democrats picked Millcreek to hold their news conference because within four square miles of that library, three congressional districts converge. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Aug. 2021 That line — really four lines that converge — traverses 23 miles underground and on the street., 15 Aug. 2021 Haggis was prominent in both Scientology and Hollywood, two communities that often converge. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 The gap between Hispanics and whites is narrower, and their incomes will converge within a couple of generations if mobility stays the same. New York Times, 9 Aug. 2021 Within minutes, sirens wail as fire and rescue apparatus, along with speeding press and radio cars, head for the river tunnels to converge on the disaster area. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2021 It’s a sleepy neighborhood attraction — except for Saturdays, when this small group of guys from all over Los Angeles converge on the sole court. Donovan X. Ramsey Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of converge

1691, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for converge

Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- + vergere to bend, incline — more at wrench

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The first known use of converge was in 1691

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15 Sep 2021

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“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of converge

: to move toward one point and join together : to come together and meet
: to meet or come together to form a crowd or group
: to come together and have one interest, purpose, or goal

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