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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Recent Examples on the Web

The dark clouds are converging as the Republican president’s bid for a second term takes on new urgency. Jonathan Lemire, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump heads for golf club holiday with summer storms looming," 9 Aug. 2019 Fair point: The Democratic candidates for president are converging on Iowa this week with the start of the Iowa State Fair. Seth A. Richardson, cleveland.com, "Trump visits Dayton as gun debate rages on in Midwest: The Flyover," 8 Aug. 2019 The dark clouds are converging as the president’s bid for a second term takes on new urgency. Jonathan Lemire, The Denver Post, "Trump heads for golf club holiday – but summer storms loom," 8 Aug. 2019 His group’s unlikely rise hinted at a new approach to terrorism — and sheds light on why white nationalist terrorism is converging on similar beliefs and practices. New York Times, "White Terrorism Shows ‘Stunning’ Parallels to Islamic State’s Rise," 5 Aug. 2019 From across the globe, people are converging on Normandy to follow in the footsteps of, perhaps even rub shoulders with, the remaining men and women who made a military success of D-Day. Raf Casert, Twin Cities, "Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets," 3 June 2019 Audits of the rich continue to plunge while those of the poor hold steady, and the two audit rates are converging. Paul Kiel, ProPublica, "It’s Getting Worse: The IRS Now Audits Poor Americans at About the Same Rate as the Top 1%," 30 May 2019 The typhoon season is underway in the Pacific, and three major storms were converging on the 20-meter (67-foot) yacht. Ken Moritsugu, Fox News, "Storms force swimmer to suspend attempt to cross Pacific," 31 July 2018 The typhoon season is underway in the Pacific, and three major storms were converging on the 20-meter (67-foot) yacht. Ken Moritsugu, The Seattle Times, "Storms force swimmer to suspend attempt to cross Pacific," 31 July 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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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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