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 And the 75,000 figure was a garbled version of a state warning that up to that many outside agitators of various (i.e. competing) extremist groups could converge and, most likely, conflict among themselves. Bonnie Kristian, TheWeek, "America's cyclical civil war worries," 6 Aug. 2020 In years past – and next year, too, everyone hopes - 4,000-4,500 aerospace and defense company executives converge on the Von Braun Center along with military officers, weaponry wizards and reporters. Lee Roop |, al, "This year, a big Alabama defense conference means logging on, not flying in," 4 Aug. 2020 Demonstrators are also scheduled to converge Thursday evening outside the downtown Multnomah County Justice Center, a hub for protests. oregonlive, "Portland protests continue Thursday after police contract vote, calls for change in officer tactics," 2 July 2020 The treasured structure is a popular destination every July 4, as residents converge at the structure to gaze at fireworks. Jordan Guinn,, "Getaway: Clear Creek Tahoe resort to host virtual tour Tuesday," 30 June 2020 During hajj, millions converge first on the tent city of Mina, then travel to Mount Arafat, the Grand Mosque of Mecca, and other locations. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Millions barred from 2020 hajj pilgrimage to Mecca due to pandemic," 23 June 2020 Neuroscience and psychology converge to confirm that pretty much all human behaviour is driven by the need to belong and the desire to connect with other people. Vicky Spratt,, "Communication Fail: Please Stop Texting Me," 10 July 2020 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner canceled the Texas Republican Party's in-person convention, a week before thousands were expected to converge on the city. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: Houston cancels Texas GOP convention; Atlanta mandates masks; California, Texas report highest daily death tolls," 9 July 2020 Or a popup in which multiple infielders and the pitcher and catcher converge. John Shea,, "Buster Posey on catcher’s conundrum: ‘Inherent risk’ of no social distance," 8 July 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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9 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Converge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 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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