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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There was hope as three Rangers converged on a feebly hit fly ball. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Homesick: Astros' woes at MMP continue with shutout loss to Rangers," 12 May 2018 The newspaper reported alarms rang at the suburban Washington D.C. building as authorities converged., "Mistaken report of man with gun leads to USA Today evacuation," 7 Aug. 2019 As in prior seasons, eventually all those threads converge and lead to a showdown with the Mind Flayer—this time at the Starcourt Mall. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Flay your mind: Stranger Things S3 just might be the show’s best season yet," 15 July 2019 Body camera footage from three officers shows a brief foot pursuit by one officer, before other officers converge on Jordan. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "There have been four police shootings in Louisville this month. That's as many as 2017," 26 Apr. 2018 Austria-Hungary, long dead on political maps, lives on in the way that railways in much of south-eastern Europe converge on Vienna. The Economist, "Europe’s long vacation flight home," 29 Aug. 2019 Now, motorists heading north from the South Bay and southeast neighborhoods of San Francisco converge with supercommuters from the Central Valley and south of Gilroy, described by some as bedroom communities of the Bay Area. Rachel Swan,, "New bus lines could help solve S.F.-to-Peninsula commuting woes," 29 Aug. 2019 In the aftermath, Dulce reconnects with journalist Xavier and businessman Gerard and their stories converge as each one tries to find solid ground (and opportunities, some more honorable than others) on a island rocked by catastrophe. Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times, "5 must-go L.A. book events— from Leimert Park Book Fair to an ode to strip malls," 23 Aug. 2019 In the long run, shareholder interests and stakeholder interests converge. David Meyer, Fortune, "End of Shareholder Primacy, Part III: CEO Daily," 21 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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The first known use of converge was in 1691

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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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