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verb (used with object),merged, merg·ing.
  1. to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.

  2. 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.

verb (used without object),merged, merg·ing.
  1. 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.

  2. to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.: The two firms merged last year.

Origin of merge

First recorded in 1630–40, merge is from the Latin word mergere to dip, immerse, plunge into water

Other words for merge

Other words from merge

  • mergence, noun
  • an·ti·merg·ing, adjective
  • de·merge, verb (used with object), de·merged, de·merg·ing.
  • re·merge, verb, re·merged, re·merg·ing.
  • un·merge, verb (used with object), un·merged, un·merg·ing.

Words Nearby merge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use merge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for merge


/ (mɜːdʒ) /

  1. to meet and join or cause to meet and join

  2. to blend or cause to blend; fuse

Origin of merge

C17: from Latin mergere to plunge

Derived forms of merge

  • mergence, noun

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