[ murj ]
/ mɜrdʒ /
verb (used with object), merged, merg·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), merged, merg·ing.
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.
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Origin of merge
First recorded in 1630–40, merge is from the Latin word mergere to dip, immerse, plunge into water
OTHER WORDS FROM merge
mer·gence, nounan·ti·merg·ing, adjectivede·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
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British Dictionary definitions for remerging
/ (mɜːdʒ) /
to meet and join or cause to meet and join
to blend or cause to blend; fuse
Derived forms of mergemergence, noun
Word Origin for merge
C17: from Latin mergere to plunge
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