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 Aunt Lydia is one of The Testaments‘ three central narrators, a group of women whose stories converge to chronicle the rise and fall of the totalitarian theocracy. Lucy Feldman, Time, "Ann Dowd and More Will Narrate the Testaments Audiobook. Here's What TV's Aunt Lydia Had to Say About the Handmaid's Tale Sequel," 4 Sep. 2019 Their arcs eventually converge, first with Lydia’s and then with each other’s, movingly if contrived; the finale is executed with nail-biting precision. David Canfield,, "The Handmaid's Tale," 3 Sep. 2019 The security services’ long-running search for a truth drug converged with worries about Communist mind control to give him the idea of looking into LSD. Christopher Tayler, Harper's magazine, "New Books," 19 Aug. 2019 The show is so bursting with composer Leonard Bernstein’s bold ideas that in one moment for the musical-theater ages, five separate song threads converge to create a single bracing blast of harmony. James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Youth, love and the corrosive power of prejudice loom large in Moonlight’s vibrant ‘West Side Story’," 15 Aug. 2019 More Stories Something changed in the Season 1 finale, though, when Succession’s occasionally dissonant modes of verbal absurdity and caustic family drama converged into tragedy. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Succession Is Better Than Ever," 11 Aug. 2019 Richard Schneider, 46, had been wanted for several felonies, Deters said, when officers with Green Township and Cheviot converged in Westwood near the former Mercy High School. Max Londberg,, "Man shot by police has died. Prosecutor Deters says no charges will be filed against officers," 9 Aug. 2019 This is not the first time in American history that racist terror and new technology have converged. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, "No Law Can Ban White Supremacy From the Internet," 9 Aug. 2019 Décor Expanding on the theme of swirling water in motion, the design features contoured ballroom architecture and furnishings arranged within a series of converging curves, enticing guests to mingle and explore. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: First-Look at the TV Academy's Governors Ball," 8 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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25 Oct 2019

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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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