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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Dozens of police converged on the scene and searched for a gunman, KTVU-TV reported. Fox News, "Two teens wounded in shooting in San Francisco-area mall," 3 July 2019 Voters also, of course, had reason to focus increasing attention on social issues as the economic profiles of center-left and center-right converged. Sheri Berman, Vox, "The development and decay of democracy," 18 June 2019 The trip is especially treacherous on summer weekends, when tens of thousands of motorists converge upon or leave the Gulf Coast., "Orange Beach-USA partner to put doctors on new city ambulances," 5 June 2019 Movers and shakers of the fashion industry converged at Pier Sixty last night for the 71st Annual Parsons Benefit, which raised $3.6 million in scholarships. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Former Parsons Students Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, and Prabal Gurung Celebrate Pharrell Williams at the School's Annual Benefit," 21 May 2019 Three players converged and the ball hit off the glove of third baseman Jung Ho Kang in fair territory and fell in. John Jackson, The Seattle Times, "Quintana strikes out 11 in 7 innings, Cubs beat Pirates 2-0," 11 Apr. 2019 As their paths crisscross and converge, the agents will have to determine where their loyalties really lie. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Magic creeps into the Cold War in podcast The Witch Who Came in From the Cold," 17 June 2018 In the long term, corporate interest and societal interest tend to converge. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Cynicism About Changing the World: CEO Daily," 11 June 2019 More than 35 food trucks are expected to converge at the site. Mary Divine, Twin Cities, "Stillwater area’s Food Truck Extravaganza moving locations," 10 June 2019

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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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5 Jul 2019

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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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