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 byin 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
Once they merged the gigantic dataset of product sales with the gigantic dataset of ad spending, Tuchman and her colleagues used an analytical method similar to the one she had used to study e-cigarette sales.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440) | Stephen J. Dubner | November 19, 2020 | Freakonomics
It’s not a huge leap to imagine that women-led SPACs might also be more inclined to identify women-led companies with which to merge and take public.
In the future, she imagines merging this new material with kirigami design, where applied tension can create complex, three-dimensional shapes.Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green | Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay | October 7, 2020 | Nautilus
Google's "more connected experience" shipped two months ago in Gmail, which got a merged interface with Google Chat, Meet, and Docs on the Web.Behold the new icons for Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Meet | Ron Amadeo | October 6, 2020 | Ars Technica
This set merges the convenience and portability of a snap lid with the functionality of a bento, thanks to a set of inserts.
He calmly offered his vision of an ideology that merges libertarian values with social conservative virtue.
So when one monopoly merges with another, the result is not typically massive innovation and glory for consumers.Why Would Comcast Improve When It Could Buy Time Warner Cable Instead? | Daniel Gross | February 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A forgotten screenplay turned comic book merges the nerd and fashion worlds.
Benetton is using technology that merges real and virtual worlds.
He has taken down its fences, and "boulevarded" its grounds till it merges into those of his neighbors.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
They belong to an area which merges itself in the west into Egypt, and Egypt in fact had a hereditary claim upon it.
With the appearance of these ideas of an embodied soul, totemism merges directly into soul-belief.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
When this occurs the person merges into a psychosis which may be called "hallucinatory confusion."The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
To the southeast of this port the passage continues until it merges with the channel of the rancheria.
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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