converge

verb
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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Under Nash’s theorem, producers will observe each other’s behavior and be smart enough to coalesce or converge to make higher profits. Ed Hirs, Forbes, 5 May 2022 As story lines twist and converge, the cartel game levels up. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Art Sale, when Tiwi Islanders converge on Wurrumiyanga to celebrate two of their key passions. Sarah Reid, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2022 Welcome, in other words, to the latest cinematic incarnation of the multiverse, in which an infinite number of parallel timelines suddenly converge in a maelstrom of controlled chaos. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Ride through the Harbor District and learn about the history and restoration efforts underway there, where three of the city's rivers converge and flow into Lake Michigan. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2022 An interceptor is a large sewer pipe where wastewater flows converge from smaller pipes in a community. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 The word comes from the mid-20th-century American sociologist Herbert Blumer, who was interested in the process by which crowds converge, during moments of uncertainty and restlessness, on common attitudes and actions. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 The diagram looked like an airline-magazine route map, in which several lines sprout from one dot and then converge on another. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Converge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/converge. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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