Definition of converge in English:

converge

Syllabification: con·verge
Pronunciation: /kənˈvərj
 
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verb

[no object]
1(Of several people or things) come together from different directions so as eventually to meet: convoys from America and the UK traversed thousands of miles to converge in the Atlantic figurative two separate people whose lives converge briefly from time to time
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  • At the breakdown our back row would then be converging from two different directions.
  • Pre-existing winds, those not created by the storm, are relatively light, converging or coming together near the surface from different directions.
  • Because of these concerns converging together in recent weeks, anxiety about the direction of the country has escalated.
Synonyms
close in on, bear down on, approach, move toward
1.1 (converge on/upon) Come from different directions and meet at (a place): half a million sports fans will converge on the capital
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  • You currently have all the blocks moving from different directions converging on the Arctic by large angles, yet the Arctic itself got bigger.
  • Instead we spilled out of the coaches earlier and joined the throngs already converging on the city centre by foot.
  • Masses of people converged on the city centre to a feast of entertainment and fun.
1.2(Of a number of things) gradually change so as to become similar or develop something in common: two cultures converged as the French settled Vermont
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  • Based on a novel by Ruth Rendell, this compelling tale is told in neat subsections which gradually converge.
  • Edgy technology converges with pop culture and creates a new kind of social connectivity.
  • I am amazed by its astounding diversity where so many cultures converge in a spirit of oneness and harmony.
1.3(Of lines) tend to meet at a point: a pair of lines of longitude are parallel at the equator but converge toward the poles
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  • The medium, whether air or water, flows smoothly over top and bottom, and the flow lines converge toward their initial spacing and position.
  • While it seems self-apparent that parallel lines will never converge, later mathematicians were caught up in studying this particular axiom in more depth.
  • It's where our main subway lines converge, where uptown meets downtown, where east meets west.
Synonyms
meet, intersect, cross, connect, link up, coincide, join, unite, merge
1.4 Mathematics (Of a series) approximate in the sum of its terms toward a definite limit: the powers of e therefore converge very slowly
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  • In fact, the sequence converges to a limit whose value is 2.7182818.
  • Since these series converge very rapidly, they can be used to calculate the digits of [pi] and other numbers.
  • This is an arduous task by hand with a series which converges as slowly as this.

Origin

late 17th century: from late Latin convergere, from con- 'together' + Latin vergere 'incline'.

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