- to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.
- to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit.
- to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into): This stream merges into the river up ahead.
- to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.: The two firms merged last year.
Origin of merge
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Examples from the Web for merges
He calmly offered his vision of an ideology that merges libertarian values with social conservative virtue.Paul, Cruz Duel at ‘Values Voter’ Event
September 26, 2014
Benetton is using technology that merges real and virtual worlds.Be the Next Face of Benetton
Daily Beast Promotions
February 18, 2010
So the System merges away and evades us when we try to focus against it.The Book of the Damned
The experienced would have recognized in him the youth who merges into manhood.Child of a Century, Complete
Alfred de Musset
Sobbing goes with grief, laughter with joy, and one often merges into the other.Mind and Body
William Walker Atkinson
The first part nearest the mouth is the pharynx which merges gradually into the gullet.The Flea
Do not be deluded, but know: every one who merges in God is not God.Letters from a Sf Teacher
Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
- to meet and join or cause to meet and join
- to blend or cause to blend; fuse
Word Origin and History for merges
1630s, "to plunge or sink in," from Latin mergere "to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge," probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezg- "to dip, plunge" (cf. Sanskrit majjati "dives under," Lithuanian mazgoju "to wash"). Legal sense of "absorb an estate, contract, etc. into another" is from 1726. Related: Merged; merging. As a noun, from 1805.