merges, merging, merged
1) V-RECIP-ERG If one thing merges with another, or is merged with another, they combine or come together to make one whole thing. You can also say that two things merge, or are merged.

[V with n] My life merged with his...

[V with n] Bank of America merged with a rival bank...

[pl-n V] The rivers merge just north of a vital irrigation system...

[pl-n V into n] The two countries merged into one...

[V pl-n] He sees sense in merging the two agencies while both are new...

[V n with n] Then he showed me how to merge the graphic with text on the same screen. [Also V pl-n into n]

2) V-RECIP If one sound, colour, or object merges into another, the first changes so gradually into the second that you do not notice the change.

[V into n] Like a chameleon, he could merge unobtrusively into the background...

[V with n] His features merged with the darkness...

[pl-n V] Night and day begin to merge.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • merge — [mɜːdʒ ǁ mɜːrdʒ] verb [intransitive, transitive] 1. if two or more companies, organizations etc merge, or if they are merged, they join together: • The companies will merge their cellular phone operations, forming one of the nation s largest… …   Financial and business terms

  • merge — [ mɜrdʒ ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive if two organizations merge, or you merge them, they combine to form one bigger organization: Two of Indonesia s top banks are planning to merge. merge something with something: He has plans to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • merge — [mə:dʒ US mə:rdʒ] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: mergere to dive ] 1.) [I and T] to combine, or to join things together to form one thing merge with ▪ The bank announced that it was to merge with another of the high street banks. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • merge — / mərj/ vb merged, merg·ing vt 1: to cause to unite, combine, or coalesce merge one corporation with another 2: to cause to be incorporated and superseded one effect of a judgment is to merge therein the cause of action on which the action is… …   Law dictionary

  • merge — (m[ e]rj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Merged} (m[ e]rjd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Merging} (m[ e]r j[i^]ng).] [L. mergere, mersum. Cf. {Emerge}, {Immerse}, {Marrow}.] To cause to be swallowed up; to immerse; to sink; to absorb. [1913 Webster] To merge all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Merge — Merge, v. i. To be sunk, swallowed up, or lost. [1913 Webster] Native irresolution had merged in stronger motives. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • merge in — index desegregate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • merge — (v.) 1630s, to plunge or sink in, from L. mergere to dip, dip in, immerse, plunge, probably rhotacized from *mezgo, from PIE *mezg to dip, plunge (Cf. Skt. majjati dives under, Lith. mazgoju to wash ). Legal sense of absorb an estate, contract,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • merge — blend, fuse, coalesce, amalgamate, commingle, mingle, *mix Analogous words: consolidate, concentrate, *compact, unify: *unite, combine, conjoin: *integrate, concatenate, articulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • merge — [v] bring or come together absorb, amalgamate, assimilate, become lost in, become partners, be swallowed up*, blend, cement, centralize, coalesce, combine, come aboard*, compound, conglomerate, consolidate, converge, deal one in, fuse, hitch on* …   New thesaurus

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