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 Next January, cycling fans will converge on Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the World Cyclocross Championships and the rare chance to see some of the sport’s brightest stars, like Mathieu van der Poel and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado, race on U.S. soil. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "Will Anti-Trans Laws Upend Cycling in Arkansas?," 23 Apr. 2021 Eventually, the devices and the evidence will converge. Katie Palmer, STAT, "Glucose monitors revolutionized diabetes care. Now digital health startups want to bring them to the masses," 18 Apr. 2021 To transform our parking assets into the burgeoning needs of the tomorrow, our paths must converge in novel ways. Keith Jones, Forbes, "The Audio Doesn't Match The Video: Handling Chaos As A Leader," 12 Apr. 2021 In the 1970s and 1980s, polar bear science and climate science began to converge. Katherine Cusumano, Outside Online, "How Polar Bears Became Avatars for the Climate Crisis," 28 Mar. 2021 The porous national borders in the story allow many cultures to converge, and as a result questions about identity arise. Oliver Munday, The Atlantic, "How an Epic and Violent Family History Fuels Fiction," 13 Mar. 2021 Past and present, as well as the worlds of the living and the dead, converge in this exploration of injustice, love and environmental catastrophe. oregonlive, "9 theatrical experiences to add to your calendar: Portland spring arts guide," 23 Mar. 2021 To have practical use a system a number of technologies would need to converge in the device: 5G, AI, an advanced optics system, a new kind operating system and user interface for this wearable computer. Charlie Fink, Forbes, "Facebook Lab Reveals Direction Of AR Smartglasses," 18 Mar. 2021 Secretary of State Antony Blinken and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan will converge on Alaska to meet Friday with two top members of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy brain trust. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "Biden team to tell Chinese officials ‘the error of their ways’," 16 Mar. 2021

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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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6 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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