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 The mega power of these turbo-twins acting together can completely overhaul the traditional value chain and converge industries. Rachel Ooi, Forbes, 8 June 2022 The blockade is the latest development in a saga that has seen hundreds of truckers converge on Canada’s capital, blocking city streets, blaring their horns and disrupting daily life in the Canadian capital. NBC News, 9 Feb. 2022 When someone develops myopia, their eye grows incorrectly, which leads the light entering the eyeball to refract incorrectly and converge in front of the retina instead of on it. Fortune, 12 Jan. 2022 Raleigh is a city where opposites delightfully converge. Bon Appétit, 25 May 2022 But there is something happening here where two major California rivers converge, currents placing Democrats of various shades of blue against each other. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 The Castro in San Francisco is one of the foremost gayborhoods (that’s gay + neighborhood) in the United States, a place where activism, culture and new ideas about sexuality and gender expression all converge before disseminating into the world. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Apr. 2022 There is, however, one place where the stories converge. Timothy Shenk, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2022 Marking the point where the traditional lands of the Jawoyn, Dagoman, and Wardaman Aboriginal peoples converge, the remote town of Katherine has been an important meeting place for millennia. Sarah Reid, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 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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The first known use of converge was in 1691

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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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