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 increase in hospital partnerships with technology companies results from two converging trends. Casey Ross, STAT, "In a ‘Wild West’ environment, hospitals differ sharply in what patient data they give Google," 15 Nov. 2019 The tale the witnesses told differed at the margins but largely converged on this point: There was something off, even alarming, about the White House dealings with Ukraine. Lynn Berry, The Denver Post, "How “do us a favor” led to Trump impeachment inquiry," 4 Nov. 2019 Get our daily newsletter Family trees of present-day human mitogenomes, their branches caused by mutations over the millennia, all have their roots in Africa and converge on a single, unknown woman, nicknamed Mitochondrial Eve. The Economist, "Where was Eden? Probably in a sun-baked salt plain in Botswana," 28 Oct. 2019 Coach Anthony Lynn and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley have said one solution is getting more players converging on the ball, the notion of gang tackling long a staple of solid defensive play. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "Chargers can’t seem to tackle issues of allowing big plays on defense," 22 Oct. 2019 But in a hurry with Mustangs converging in on him on the eighth play, junior quarterback Nathan Gunn threw an interception to defensive end AJ Harris. Rob Tate, Houston Chronicle, "Taye McWilliams leads Lamar Consolidated over Lake Creek," 26 Sep. 2019 When after a long weekend at her character’s New England estate, the Roy and Pierce families converge to discuss the sale of the latter’s company. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "The Grand Dames of Succession are Powerful—and All Over 60," 25 Sep. 2019 That's the nightmare scenario for the Saudis and others: a swarm of such projectiles converging from multiple directions -- some designed to confuse or jam radar and others to overwhelm air defenses. Tim Lister, CNN, "The billions Saudi Arabia spends on air defenses may be wasted in the age of drone warfare," 19 Sep. 2019 The ride from Denver to the Four Corners region is a welcome one for many motorcyclists, a few thousand of whom will converge on the Durango area Aug. 30-Sept. 1 for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. John Wenzel, The Know, "Love horsesand EDM? Get a little of both at this weekend’s PoloFest," 30 Aug. 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

22 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 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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