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 Two converging trends further complicate the picture. Dan Garisto/undark, Popular Science, "YouTube science videos are riddled with scams, plagiarism, and misinformation," 9 Mar. 2020 The cast and creatives of the forthcoming remake converged on Hollywood Boulevard as planned Monday, despite of several other high-profile entertainment events worldwide because of coronavirus concerns. Los Angeles Times, "‘Mulan’ team sends love to China as coronavirus cancels events worldwide," 10 Mar. 2020 Players and coaches from both teams, including players on the bench, converged to the scene as several players and an official pulled Bates away from the fray. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Emoni Bates gets into shoving match while starring in boys basketball state playoff game," 10 Mar. 2020 Those abnormally high temperatures and drought conditions converged to create an ideal environment for fires. Drew Kann, CNN, "The climate crisis made Australia's wildfires at least 30% more likely, study finds," 4 Mar. 2020 On Monday evening, 48 hours after his comeback in South Carolina, three former contenders converged in Dallas to confer their blessing on Biden. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Bloomberg quits, backs Joe Biden after former VP wins Texas in Super Tuesday breakout," 4 Mar. 2020 The population of Idlib, estimated at 3 million people, is converging into a strip of land along the Turkey-Syria border with no place to go, the UN says. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?," 21 Feb. 2020 After almost a decade of tantalizing but unproven sightings, several teams now seem to be converging on at least two distinct episodes of very ancient interbreeding. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, "Mysterious ‘ghost’ populations had multiple trysts with human ancestors," 20 Feb. 2020 Bong Joon Ho's film is about two families--one very rich, the other very poor--whose worlds converge when the poorer family, the Kims, maneuver their way into the lives of the wealthy Parks. Joohee Cho, ABC News, "Seoul pizzeria raking in dough after 'Parasite' Oscar-win success," 19 Feb. 2020

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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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28 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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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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