# converge

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## con·verge

(kən-vûrj′)
v. con·verged, con·verg·ing, con·verg·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.
b. To come together from different directions; meet: The avenues converge at a central square.
2. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result: In time, our views and our efforts converged.
3. Mathematics To approach a limit.
v.tr.
To cause to converge.

[Late Latin convergere, to incline together : Latin com-, com- + Latin vergere, to incline; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

## converge

(kənˈvɜːdʒ)
vb
1. to move or cause to move towards the same point: crowds converged on the city.
2. to meet or cause to meet; join
3. (intr) (of opinions, effects, etc) to tend towards a common conclusion or result
4. (Mathematics) (intr) maths (of an infinite series or sequence) to approach a finite limit as the number of terms increases
5. (Biology) (intr) (of animals and plants during evolutionary development) to undergo convergence
[C17: from Late Latin convergere, from Latin com- together + vergere to incline]
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## con•verge

(kənˈvɜrdʒ)

v. -verged, -verg•ing. v.i.
1. to tend to meet in a point or line; incline toward each other, as lines that are not parallel.
2. to tend toward a common result or conclusion.
3. (of a mathematical sequence) to have values eventually arbitrarily close to some number; to have a finite limit.
v.t.
4. to cause to converge.
[1685–95; < Late Latin convergere to incline together. See con-, verge2]

## con·verge

(kən-vûrj′)
1. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point.
2. In calculus, to approach a limit.

## converge

A request or command used in a call for fire to indicate that the observer or spotter desires a sheaf in which the planes of fire intersect at a point.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

## converge

Past participle: converged
Gerund: converging

Imperative
converge
converge
Present
I converge
you converge
he/she/it converges
we converge
you converge
they converge
Preterite
I converged
you converged
he/she/it converged
we converged
you converged
they converged
Present Continuous
I am converging
you are converging
he/she/it is converging
we are converging
you are converging
they are converging
Present Perfect
I have converged
you have converged
he/she/it has converged
we have converged
you have converged
they have converged
Past Continuous
I was converging
you were converging
he/she/it was converging
we were converging
you were converging
they were converging
Past Perfect
Future
I will converge
you will converge
he/she/it will converge
we will converge
you will converge
they will converge
Future Perfect
I will have converged
you will have converged
he/she/it will have converged
we will have converged
you will have converged
they will have converged
Future Continuous
I will be converging
you will be converging
he/she/it will be converging
we will be converging
you will be converging
they will be converging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been converging
you have been converging
he/she/it has been converging
we have been converging
you have been converging
they have been converging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been converging
you will have been converging
he/she/it will have been converging
we will have been converging
you will have been converging
they will have been converging
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would converge
you would converge
he/she/it would converge
we would converge
you would converge
they would converge
Past Conditional
I would have converged
you would have converged
he/she/it would have converged
we would have converged
you would have converged
they would have converged
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 converge - be adjacent or come together; "The lines converge at this point"meetadjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"breast - meet at breast level; "The runner breasted the tape"diverge - extend in a different direction; "The lines start to diverge here"; "Their interests diverged"diverge - have no limits as a mathematical series 2 converge - approach a limit as the number of terms increases without limitmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementborder on, approach - come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character; "This borders on discrimination!"; "His playing approaches that of Horowitz"diverge - have no limits as a mathematical series 3 converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"concentrate - draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"foregather, forgather, gather, assemble, meet - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"diverge - move or draw apart; "The two paths diverge here" 4 converge - come together so as to form a single product; "Social forces converged to bring the Fascists back to power"merge, unify, unite - become one; "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"
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## converge

verb As they flow south, the five rivers converge.
converge on something close in on, arrive at, move towards, home in on, come together at Hundreds of coaches will converge on the capital.
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## converge

verb
1. To come together:
2. To direct toward a common center:
Translations
يَتَّجِـه إلى نُقـطـه واحِدَه
sbíhat se
løbe sammennærme sig
összefut
stefna/koma saman
konvergencijasuartėjimassuartėtisueinantissueiti
saplūsttuvināties
zbiehať sa
birleş mekyakınlaş mak

## converge

[kənˈvɜːdʒ] VI
the crowd converged on the square
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## converge

[kənˈvɜːrdʒ] vi [lines, paths] → converger
to converge on sth [people] → converger sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## converge

vi (roads, lines)zusammenlaufen (→ at in or an +dat); (rivers also)zusammenströmen (→ at in or an +dat); (Math, Phys) → konvergieren (→ at in +dat); (fig, views etc) → (geh); to converge on somebody/something/New Yorkvon überallher zu jdm/etw/nach New York strömen
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## converge

[kənˈvɜːdʒ] vi to converge (on)convergere (su)
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## converge

(kənˈvəːdʒ) verb
to (cause to) move towards or meet at one point. The roads converge in the centre of town.
conˈvergence noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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A glance in the direction toward which he was looking was sufficient to apprise me of his aims and at the same time to fill me with the dread of dire apprehension, for, streaming in from all directions across the meadow, from out of the forest, and from the far distance of the flat land across the river, I could see converging upon us a hundred different lines of wildly leaping creatures such as we were now engaged with, and with them some strange new monsters which ran with great swiftness, now erect and now upon all fours.
Macaire, Cardillac, Ryons, and all the cluster of flourishing towns which look upon Bordeaux as their mother, there thronged an unceasing stream of horsemen and of footmen, all converging upon the great city.
"I am in close touch both with the authorities and with the press, so that news is converging upon me from all parts.
According to the newspaper, Strohm wrote to his House colleagues: "The Chaplain Program is not a platform for personal agendas, but an opportunity to ask for God's wisdom and to speak blessing and hope over those who are often overwhelmed by the many voices that are converging upon them."
"Not my president," people yelled when converging upon the golden tower in New York in which the president-elect lives.
Highly paid managers should have foreseen the potential of a human tsunami converging upon the public transport system.

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