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 speaker, called Sonos Beam, addressed a few converging trends at the time. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sonos Debuts 3 New Speakers, Including a $799 Soundbar," 6 May 2020 Thousands of Belarusians converged on churches across the country on Sunday to celebrate Orthodox Easter, ignoring calls from health authorities and church leaders to stay at home to prevent the infection spread. NBC News, "Broadway star Nick Cordero has leg amputated," 23 Apr. 2020 Transhumanism is the faith in these converging technologies to give rise to human enhancement. Alexander Thomas, Quartz, "The problem with wanting to reverse aging that no one talks about," 30 Aug. 2019 Handshake’s expansion is perhaps a reflection of several converging trends, from the availability of technology offering more personalized targeting of job postings to the challenge of hiring in a tight US labor market. Michelle Cheng, Quartz at Work, "A popular job site for the college set is now open to students at any US four-year school," 20 Aug. 2019 Moon Month is part of the museum's 100 Days of Summer programming, which also includes Self, Made: Exploring You in a World of We, an exhibition focused on exploring the converging facets of identity., "Celebrate Moon Month at the Exploratorium," 3 July 2019 Fort Mose scholars can reflect on converging interests, allied resistance and narrative reclamation. Imani J. Jackson, Essence, "U.N. Recognizes Fort Mose, Free Black Town Established 127 Years Before Juneteenth," 19 June 2019 Here comes the point guard, spinning between the converging Kentucky defenders, squirting out the other side and gathering speed. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Just how good is Jake LaRavia? Indiana State's opponents will find out soon enough," 9 June 2019 Take Sam Hunt, the most proficient of the many hip-hop hybridizers that converged on Nashville in the early part of the 2010s. New York Times, "Sam Hunt and Kenny Rogers, Country Music Rule-Benders," 5 Apr. 2020

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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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23 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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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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