\ 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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The past month of Survivor 42 has been one big winner's edit for Omar, as the veterinarian has set himself apart from the pack as the one player post-merge that everybody wants to talk to. Dalton Ross,, 5 May 2022 Planners described the two new lanes as auxiliary merge lanes that reduce the risk of crashes for cars entering and leaving the freeway, saying the bridge would maintain its three lanes of through traffic. oregonlive, 5 May 2022 The court struck down those plans, and in 1993, the school district agreed to merge its two high schools, intending to eventually build a new one. al, 5 May 2022 Again, that’s a multiverse movie that allowed Marvel and Sony to merge all the Spider-Man films made in the past 20 years under the same multiverse umbrella. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 May 2022 The Bruins have begun to merge their returning talent with a host of promising newcomers, though optimism is always abundant this time of year and questions remain. Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Shares of the blank-check company planning to merge with Donald Trump’s media company fell 13% on Monday in response to Elon Musk’s planned acquisition of Twitter, CNBC reported. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2022 Nogueras has found a way to merge both interests with the establishment of Pepita Productions, an organisation with a specific focus on Latinx deaf youth. Mekita Rivas,, 28 Apr. 2022 Part of Duran Duran’s appeal was its ability to merge style and substance. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Merge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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\ 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.


\ 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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