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.
- 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.
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How to use merge in a sentence
Electric car companies Arrival, Canoo, ChargePoint, Fisker, Lordstown Motors, Proterra and The Lion Electric Company are some of the companies that have merged with SPACs — or announced plans to — in the past year.With a reported deal in the wings for Joby Aviation, electric aircraft soars to $10B business | Jonathan Shieber | February 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
Whether Neuralink will eventually merge brains and Teslas is beside the point.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? | Laura Sanders | February 11, 2021 | Science News
The origin is somewhat unclear, but it came shortly after the established National Football League merged with the upstart American Football League in 1966.
Florida SB 48 aims to merge and expand the multiple voucher programs that already exist into two programs.Betsy DeVos is gone — but ‘DeVosism’ sure isn’t. Look at what Florida, New Hampshire and other states are doing. | Valerie Strauss | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The bill would also put the onus on merging companies to prove that they don’t pose a risk of reducing competition, taking that burden off of the government in specific cases.New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech | Taylor Hatmaker | February 4, 2021 | TechCrunch
It is his ability to merge moral sentiment, theological passion, and policy prescription that lights the fire of his rhetoric.
So there we have it: as smaller galaxies merge, so do their black holes.
The individual components merge with each other, creating news forms and images.Franck de las Mercedes Lost Everything in a Fire…Except His Faberge Egg | Justin Jones | April 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean | Pete Dexter | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a poll conducted last month by KIIS, only 41 percent of Crimeans wanted to merge with Russia.Why America Must Stop Comparing Ukraine To World War II | Will Cathcart | March 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet out of the whole discussion of the matter some few things begin to merge into the clearness of certain day.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Whenever the political parties of a country merge their differences of opinion in one common cause, the end may be foreseen.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
They went reluctantly inside, to merge with the darkness of the interior.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
There it narrowed abruptly, to merge into the sheer wall of the canyon.Space Prison | Tom Godwin
The many societies of Earth began to merge into a single superstate.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
British Dictionary definitions for merge
to meet and join or cause to meet and join
to blend or cause to blend; fuse
- mergence, noun
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