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 This month, a team of nutrition experts converged in Addis Ababa to lay groundwork for an unproven but possibly highly effective intervention: fortifying Ethiopia’s salt supply with folic acid, a synthetic form of the B vitamin folate. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Could adding folic acid to salt curb Ethiopia's sky-high rate of spinal cord deformities?," 25 Nov. 2019 With its airport, river, and ring of interstate highways which beautifully, or maybe messily, converge in the Spaghetti Junction, Louisville has plenty of travelers moving through and around it during Thanksgiving. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Traveling for Thanksgiving this year? Here's what Louisville travelers should know," 22 Nov. 2019 In the second quarter, Burnett and Williams converged and both hit Smith-Schuster. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, "Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks objects to accusations of dirty play vs. Steelers," 21 Nov. 2019 The graphic score is a map, depicting six bayous that converge in Oliveros’s hometown, Houston. New York Times, "Burning Pianos and Whispering Rivers: A Composer’s Journey," 8 Nov. 2019 On some nights, like Thursday at Staples Center, those two pictures converge in a way that can be difficult to deny. Mike Finger,, "Dejounte Murray might not be the next Kawhi, but he’s the Spurs’ next chance," 1 Nov. 2019 The branches of their new tree converge in time about 200,000 years ago. The Economist, "Where was Eden? Perhaps in a sun-baked salt plain in Botswana," 31 Oct. 2019 The dueling undercurrents of respect and exploitation converge in this deep-rooted tradition of elephant taming. Kirsten Luce, National Geographic, "In this Thai village, life revolves around 300 captive elephants," 29 Oct. 2019 Technology and science are converging in ways that will bring discoveries to clinics-—and into our homes—at the most rapid pace in human history. Angelina Jolie, Time, "Angelina Jolie: Medical Advances in Women's Health Are Important. But They're Only Part of the Picture," 24 Oct. 2019

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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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Time Traveler for converge

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The first known use of converge was in 1691

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Last Updated

6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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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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to constrict the range or activity of

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