converge

verb

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

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cameras and onlookers converged on No. 207, representing Les Deux Magots, the iconic cafe frequented by intellectuals and writers like Simone de Beauvoir and James Baldwin; and No. 182, representing La Tour d’Argent, a renowned restaurant with stunning views of the Seine River. Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2024 The friends never interact on camera, yet their stories converge like a triple Venn diagram. The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2024 Partygoers, fan-favorite stars, and new faces of Tinseltown converged on the iconic LA landmark Chateau Marmont, dancing early into the morning. Concetta Ciarlo, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2024 Music lovers, young and old, have converged from all over the globe to this corner of Mississippi to hear the blues in the place it was born. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 6 Mar. 2024 Three factors are converging that give founders more power than ever before to build outlier companies. Martin Mignot, Fortune, 18 Mar. 2024 These all converge into a brightly colored tessellation of figures that taper and fade into the background noise. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 Every winter, thousands of people converge on the old mining town of Leadville, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains – elevation 10,158 feet – lining downtown’s main street and packing the saloons to witness one of the most popular skijoring races in the country. Thomas Peipert, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2024 The world is converging on the lunar south pole because NASA is inviting them there, and seems itself serious about staying. David W. Brown, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of converge was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/converge. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

converge

verb
con·​verge kən-ˈvərj How to pronounce converge (audio)
converged; converging
1
: to tend or move toward one point or one another
2
: to come together and unite in a common interest

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