converge

verb
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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But the new fossil provides evidence for how African and South American longnecks converged and diverged. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the New Titanosaur, a Giant That Fills in Dinosaur Fossil Gaps," 13 Feb. 2019 Last week, Lester Toledo, Guaido’s representative in the aid mission, suggested it could be moved by masses of people converging on the border to carry the food and medical supplies across. Scott Smith, The Seattle Times, "Venezuela’s crisis hits stand-still over emergency aid," 12 Feb. 2019 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% 0:00 / 2:23 Timeline of the fatal 'swatting' call to Wichita police Advertisement Wichita police converged on a house at 1033 W. McCormick on Dec. 28, responding to fake 911 call. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He got 'pranked' by his girlfriend's husband — so he stabbed him to death, Texas cops say," 3 July 2018 The film follows nine high school students who’ve all converged on the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Venom, If Beale Street Could Talk, and more," 4 Aug. 2018 Wireless carriers aren't just competing with each other, but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge. Mae Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "After AT&T-Time Warner win, is Comcast-Fox a done deal?," 13 June 2018 Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler hit the pop foul near the third-base coaches’ box, and as the two players converged, Sisco’s head hit Alvarez’s forearm as Alvarez made the catch. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles catcher Chance Sisco leaves game after collision on foul pop with Pedro Álvarez," 2 May 2018 The scene contrasted sharply with games on the campuses of college football powerhouses, where dozens or even hundreds of RVs converge and erect elaborate setups with giant grills, team-colored banners and generator-powered TVs. Brian Costa, WSJ, "Tailgate Scene at Alabama-Clemson: Eight RVs," 7 Jan. 2019 Our Village™ is where international artisans, crafters, makers, and small shop owners converge to market their products. Country Living, "Our Village™—An Online Marketplace Making The World A Better Place," 1 Jan. 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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The first known use of converge was in 1691

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More Definitions for converge

converge

verb

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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