converge

verb
con·verge | \kən-ˈvərj \
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

Keep scrolling for more

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.
See More

Recent Examples on the Web

But Bamba and Isaac converged on Jackson head-on, jumped and simultaneously swatted the ball away. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Jonathan Isaac, Mo Bamba gave Magic hope at summer league," 14 July 2018 While Russia and Iran have both deployed forces to Syria to help prop up Assad’s government, their interests do not always converge. Time, "Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Meet in Moscow to Discuss Iran-Syria Ties," 12 July 2018 The biggest protests will be on Friday, when tens of thousands of people are expected to march through central London and converge on the iconic Trafalgar Square. CBS News, "Trump's London stay met by protesters," 12 July 2018 What were once parallel streams for men and women are now converging. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "The triumph of gender-neutral ‘adulting’," 7 July 2018 These disks are made up of all the materials leftover when a star is born, and the dust within them can converge to form new planets. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Astronomers snap one of the best baby pics yet of a newborn planet," 2 July 2018 Wow, where the multiple stories and timelines converge and come to a head. The Editors, Outside Online, "Step Up Your Car Camping Game," 1 July 2018 There was plenty of room to make the catch, and second baseman Carson Shaddy, first baseman Jared Gates and right fielder Eric Cole converged. Eric Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Oregon St. wins 5-3 to force Game 3 in College World Series finals; Hogs crying over foul," 27 June 2018 Reports from this period converge on two details: The television was always on, and the fridge was always filled with gourmet sundries—chocolates, pastries, Russian caviar—slowly going bad. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, "Jean-Michel Basquiat Is Still an Enigma," 24 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'converge.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about converge

Statistics for converge

Last Updated

11 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for converge

The first known use of converge was in 1691

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on converge

What made you want to look up converge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!