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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: convergere, from Latin com- ( COM-) + vergere 'to bend, turn'

converge

verb
     
con‧verge [intransitive]
1 to come from different directions and meet at the same point to become one thing [≠ diverge]:
The two rivers converge into one near Pittsburgh.
2 if groups of people converge in a particular place, they come there from many different places and meet together to form a large crowd
converge on
Reporters converged on the scene.
3 if different ideas or aims converge, they become the same [≠ diverge]:
Cultural beliefs about the role of women converge with government policies.
convergent adjective:
The member states should start to have more convergent policies.

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