con·​verge | \kən-ˈvərj \
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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Several factors converged to ignite my obsession with wealthy-looking hair. Veronica Walsingham, SELF, "Growing Up With Less Money Than My Friends Made Me Obsessed With Having Wealthy-Looking Hair," 15 Nov. 2018 Police took Assad Ahmad Barakat into custody in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu, which is home to the famous Iguazu Falls and sits where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay converge. Sarah Dilorenzo, Fox News, "Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay," 21 Sep. 2018 Portable cell sites are often used at major events where thousands converge, such as Lollapalooza. Ally Marotti,, "Pokemon Go Fest is back and ready for the crowds after disappointing thousands last year," 12 July 2018 Many voters said they were overwhelmed by the choices in the deeply blue county, where term limits and a new public campaign finance system converged to produce a crowded field. Jennifer Barrios, Washington Post, "Elrich and Blair neck and neck in Montgomery County executive race, but still too close to call," 26 June 2018 Then continue on to Rainbow Cattle Co., a singular saloon where hippie queers and glittered bears converge for cold cheap beers. Andrew Richdale, GQ, "Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island," 21 June 2018 Since 2013, The Center has hosted its annual Fashion Centered benefit, an evening where the worlds of fashion and philanthropy converge for human rights. Vogue, "Fashion Centered 2018 Brings Inclusivity to the Forefront," 4 June 2018 This was one of many points in the decade where white liberalism and white conservatism converged. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "It’s Like This and Like That and Like What?," 2 May 2018 The water roiled, the texture of mashed potatoes, hostile, unconquerable, bucking my seventeen-foot canoe and shooting up frequent, unpredictable spires of water where crisscrossing waves converged. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "My 450-Mile Canoe Trip," 16 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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