merge

verb
\ ˈmərj How to pronounce merge (audio) \
merged; merging

Definition of merge

transitive verb

1 : to cause to combine, unite, or coalesce (see coalesce sense 2) merged the two companies
2 : to blend gradually by stages that blur distinctions individuality and uniqueness are merged and blurred— Norman Kelman
3 archaic : to plunge or engulf in something : immerse

intransitive verb

1 : to become combined into one The two banks merged.
2 : to blend or come together without abrupt change merging traffic

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Other Words from merge

mergence \ ˈmər-​jən(t)s How to pronounce merge (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for merge

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Examples of merge in a Sentence

To save the business, the owners decided to merge it with one of their competitors. The two banks merged to form one large institution. Many small companies have been forced to merge. Three lanes of traffic all merge at this point. Day slowly merged into night. Along the coast the mountains gradually merge with the shore. She merged into the crowd and disappeared.
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Recent Examples on the Web Owl Rock and Dyal previously announced plans to go public and merge with a SPAC, valuing the duo at about $13 billion. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Oscar Health seeks a $6.7 billion (and maybe even higher?) valuation," 22 Feb. 2021 Druid City Brewing announced last December plans to merge with Huntsville’s Straight to Ale, with eyes on packaging their beer for wider distribution both in Tuscaloosa and around the state and also moving into a larger space. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Druid City Brewing streaming marathon fundraiser with 20-plus acts," 18 Dec. 2020 The system hopes to merge Henderson State into it by Jan. 1, pending approval of the institutions' shared accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission. Emily Walkenhorst, Arkansas Online, "Audit by state at HSU finds 15 violations," 9 Oct. 2020 Loeb said the company should merge its Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu services -- along with a new international product called Star -- into a single platform. Scott Deveau, Bloomberg.com, "Disney Activist Loeb Urges Using Dividend to Fund Streaming," 7 Oct. 2020 Grab, the Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant, is in talks to merge with Altimeter Growth, a SPAC from Altimeter Capital. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Coupang debuts with a bang," 12 Mar. 2021 The decision to merge White's Austin and Los Angeles based business and Damiano's New York operations was inspired by the pandemic and guiding clients through the post-COVID-19 musical landscape. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Artist Managers Jack White and John Damiano Form Bowery Entertainment Group," 10 Mar. 2021 McRae also responded to a question about petitions being circulated between the cities of University Heights and Cleveland Heights to merge their respective pool pass systems into one, as was done pre-pandemic for the Heights High pool. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation plans phased-in return to facilities, programs," 9 Mar. 2021 And the plan to merge the Utah Departments of Health and Human Services into one agency has been approved by legislative budget writers with a $1.635 million allocation. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Historic Utah legislative session held in the shadow of a pandemic closes with a flurry of bills and spending," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of merge

1636, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 3

History and Etymology for merge

Latin mergere; akin to Sanskrit majjati he dives

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8 Apr 2021

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“Merge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merge. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for merge

merge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of merge

: to cause (two or more things, such as two companies) to come together and become one thing : to join or unite (one thing) with another
: to become joined or united
: to change into or become part of something else in a very gradual way

merge

verb
\ ˈmərj How to pronounce merge (audio) \
merged; merging

Kids Definition of merge

: to be or cause to be combined or blended into a single unit The two highways merge ahead.

merge

verb
\ ˈmərj How to pronounce merge (audio) \
merged; merging

Legal Definition of merge

transitive verb

1 : to cause to unite, combine, or coalesce merge one corporation with another
2 : to cause to be incorporated and superseded one effect of a judgment is to merge therein the cause of action on which the action is broughtAmerican Jurisprudence 2d — compare bar sense 3b

intransitive verb

: to become combined : undergo merger

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