con·​verge | \kən-ˈvərj \
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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All three trends converged in New York’s 14th District, which encompasses parts of the Eastern Bronx and Northern Queens, where the majority of voters are from minority backgrounds. Philip Elliott, Time, "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pulled Off the Biggest Upset of 2018," 28 June 2018 On July 2, the world's best tennis players will converge in London for a fortnight of grass-court action. Ben Ladner,, "Who Has Won The Most Wimbledon Titles?," 2 July 2018 Once Mueller concludes his work, the two battles in this war, legal and political, will converge into one theater. Tessa Berenson, Time, "Donald Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Russia Investigation May Be Working. It’s Also Damaging American Democracy," 7 June 2018 The next chapter in the Longhorns-Aggies rivalry is now set, and the streams will finally converge on a meaningful stage for the first time in recent memory. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas dominates Texas Southern to set up regional meeting with Texas A&M," 1 June 2018 Teams from 25 countries will converge Wednesday in Ames, Iowa, and go head-to-head in the cerebral contest. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, "They’re the Brainstorming Smarties, and they have their work down to a science," 20 May 2018 Mountainfilm Telluride, Colorado May 25–28 This Memorial Day weekend, the best athletes, activists, and documentary filmmakers in the environmental and outdoor worlds will converge on Telluride, Colorado, for Mountainfilm. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "7 Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss," 18 May 2018 Throngs will converge on Old Town this Saturday, May 12, as Laurel celebrates the Main Street Festival. Mary Schneidau Sullivan, Laurel Leader, "Main Street Festival kicks off with parade [Old Town]," 10 May 2018 Typically those two measures will converge following revisions., "West Is Best in One of Canada's Most Synchronized Expansions," 2 May 2018

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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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8 Nov 2018

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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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