converge

verb con·verge \ kən-ˈvərj \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of converge

converged; converging
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

Examples of converge in a Sentence

  1. The two roads converge in the center of town.

  2. Students converged in the parking lot to say goodbye after graduation.

  3. Economic forces converged to bring the country out of a recession.

  4. 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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Origin and Etymology of converge

Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- + vergere to bend, incline — more at wrench


CONVERGE Defined for English Language Learners

converge

verb

Definition of converge for English Language Learners

  • : 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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