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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And therefore, there are teams from New Jersey to California that have converged here with their boats to head out into the deepest of waters where there's many houses that are now islands. Fox News, "Sen. Lindsey Graham: I want Ford to be heard," 18 Sep. 2018 Fans also called attention to the moment when fire and ice finally converged. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Season 8 Teaser Is Here and Fans Already Have Theories," 7 Dec. 2018 Everyone converges on a path toward Camilla, whom Lisbeth long assumed was dead. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Lisbeth Salander returns in the limp, faux-feminist The Girl in the Spider’s Web," 9 Nov. 2018 Many more officers converged on the scene and made the arrest just a few hundred yards (meters) from the store on Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Lovan, The Seattle Times, "Hate crime considered in Kentucky grocery shooting," 26 Oct. 2018 But passengers have complained Silver Line buses are often over-crowded in the morning, forcing them to wait for multiple buses, and that service suffers when the line converges on public streets. Adam Vaccaro,, "The Seaport gondola idea isn’t dead yet," 16 June 2018 Then there was the time, Penders recalled, when a third baseman and shortstop converged on a ground ball. Dom Amore,, "Huskies In Hartford: Anthony Prato Has His Mind On The Game For UConn," 10 May 2018 Suicides are most common when a combination of stressful external factors and health issues converge to cause despair. Jason Laughlin,, "Suicide warning signs and resources," 8 May 2018 The protest, which was organized by a group started by the celebrated photographer Nan Goldin, started just after 4 p.m., when several dozen people converged at the Temple of Dendur inside the wing. Colin Moynihan, New York Times, "Opioid Protest at Met Museum Targets Donors Connected to OxyContin," 10 Mar. 2018

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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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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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