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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Recent Examples on the Web As the bubbles converge, their codependence is a fragile balance maintained through faith. Danny Chau, The Atlantic, "The NBA’s Florida Bubble Follows an Age-Old Historical Model," 30 July 2020 But shades of it can still be found, especially during annual conventions, where staff and members converge for a series of speeches, meetings, and boozy parties. Jasper Craven, The New Republic, "The Exclusionary White Men of the American Legion," 28 Aug. 2020 Instead of the thousands of people who were expected to converge on this city for a week-long extravaganza, just 336 delegates participated in a roll-call vote from a Charlotte Convention Center ballroom. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Republicans nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall," 24 Aug. 2020 Audience members will chose among four separate storylines, involving a singer, smugglers, dancing lovers and mysterious law-enforcement agents, that ultimately converge during the 70-minute show. Matthew J. Palm,, "Upcoming theater: ‘Canterbury Tales’ project, IceHouse season, Sinatra and a 1920s downtown adventure," 13 Aug. 2020 Conflicting expectations converge from all sides: There are parents advocating for school buildings to reopen, and teachers unions filing lawsuits to prevent it. USA Today, "'Like saying I don't love her': Parents torn as some schools face greater reopening risks," 11 Aug. 2020 Democrats, for instance, have been preparing for a digital iteration for much of the summer, when 300 people are expected to converge on Milwaukee from Aug.17-20. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Media lockout at Republican convention spurs concern among GOP faithful," 3 Aug. 2020 Tens of thousands of Democrats originally were expected to converge on Wisconsin for the national convention where presumptive nominee Joe Biden was to be officially nominated. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, "Baldwin dodges questions on VP pick, Russian interference," 29 July 2020 White and Black interests converge today for many reasons. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "How George Floyd's death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down," 9 Aug. 2020

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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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14 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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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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