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

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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

Royals first baseman Hunter Dozier struggled to get to it as second baseman Ryan Goins and right fielder Rosell Herrera converged for backup. Maria Torres, kansascity, "After Brandon Maurer blows ninth-inning lead, Royals lose to Astros in 12 innings," 23 June 2018 The question is whether this shift can converge with the current U.S. political climate to realize a different outcome to peace talks this time around. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Testy Tesla, Spotify Tumble, Soybean Switch: CEO Daily for May 3, 2018," 3 May 2018 Two Charlotte giants are converging on Lance: 7-0 Frank Kaminsky from his left, 6-9 Johnny O’Bryant the right. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Five days, five basketball gyms. Is this heaven? No, it's Indiana.," 3 Feb. 2018 Two nights after the ruling, protesters converged on downtown St. Louis. Fox News, "Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice," 18 Sep. 2018 Every year around Labor Day weekend, about 75,000 people converge on the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to build a city. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Vanishing City," 13 Aug. 2018 But their energies and interests converged on weekends and summers with their dad. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, OregonLive.com, "Boys who died rafting Oregon river lived for adventures with Dad," 5 June 2018 Fans converged on the Hyatt O’Hare and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois on May 18-20 for Anime Central — and many of them came in costume. Chris Cosgrove, EW.com, "See cosplayers dressed as Deadpool, Black Panther, and Gamora at Anime Central," 22 May 2018 But the new fossil provides evidence for how African and South American longnecks converged and diverged. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the New Titanosaur, a Giant That Fills in Dinosaur Fossil Gaps," 13 Feb. 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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More Definitions for converge

converge

verb

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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