Definition of merge in English:

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Pronunciation: /məːdʒ/


1Combine or cause to combine to form a single entity: [no object]: the merchant bank merged with another broker [with object]: he agreed to merge his broadcasting company with a multinational concern
More example sentences
  • The retirement option would be available to those who have completed 40 years of age and seven years of service with the bank, including in those entities which have merged with the bank.
  • But this summer they upped the ante by merging with two other combined co-ops to form a super cooperative.
  • The two institutions merged into a single entity on 1 July 2003, much to trade unions' cry of a sell-out.
join (together), join forces, amalgamate, consolidate, integrate, unite, unify, combine, incorporate, affiliate, coalesce, meld, agglutinate, team up, link (up), band (together), ally, league, federate
amalgamate, bring together, join, consolidate, conflate, unite, combine, incorporate, coalesce, meld, pool, link (up), knit, yoke
1.1Blend or cause to blend gradually into something else so as to become indistinguishable from it: [no object]: he crouched low and endeavoured to merge into the darkness of the forest [with object]: he placed a sheet of paper over the fresh paint to merge the colours
More example sentences
  • He says the different communities north of Winchester would merge into one indistinguishable mass of housing if Barton Farm were to be built on.
  • Remember those cold winter days when you walked through a park somewhere and the traffic in the distance merged into grey noise?
  • The raags would be different and gradually merge into one.
mingle, blend, fuse, run/melt/fade into one another, mix, intermix, intermingle, commingle, converge, integrate, coalesce, compound, homogenize, emulsify, lump (together), mass, conglomerate
1.2 [with object] (usually merge something in) Law Absorb (a title or estate) in another.
Example sentences
  • It was suggested that when a statute is passed empowering the Crown to do a certain thing which it might theretofore have done by virtue of its prerogative, the prerogative is merged in the statute.





Mid 17th century (in the sense 'immerse oneself'): from Latin mergere 'to dip, plunge'; the legal sense is from Anglo-Norman French merger.

  • Latin mergere ‘to dip, plunge’ is the source of merge and emerge (late 16th century). Merge was initially used to mean ‘immerse’ oneself in a particular way of life, with the modern sense appearing in the 19th century via business use.

Words that rhyme with merge

converge, dirge, diverge, emerge, purge, scourge, serge, splurge, spurge, submerge, surge, urge, verge

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