Definition of merge in English:

merge

verb

  • 1Combine or cause to combine to form a single entity.

    [no object] ‘the merchant bank merged with another broker’
    [with object] ‘he agreed to merge his broadcasting company with a multinational concern’
    • ‘As the number of people playing and watching baseball games in the community grew, The Pirates merged with another team.’
    • ‘This year, we're merging with a neighboring school and I am really nervous - even though all of my friends are coming with me.’
    • ‘Soden has seen his proposal to create a single large Irish bank by merging with Allied Irish Banks shot down after taking on the top job at the Baggot Street headquarters in March.’
    • ‘The current proposals are a choice between North Yorkshire Police merging with the West Yorkshire force, or being amalgamated into a Yorkshire and Humber regional force.’
    • ‘In the fall of 2003, the Liberal Party merged with the Democratic Party of Japan, combining party identification under the DPJ name.’
    • ‘The company eventually merged with Photoloft and became the Brightcube entity.’
    • ‘He joined Boeing after it merged with McDonnell Douglas and was president and chief operating officer under Condit.’
    • ‘Mirror Group was merging with Trinity, and nobody knew if the new entity would want the title.’
    • ‘‘If anyone thinks merging with South Sydney will solve our problems, it won't,’ Ms Sheehan said.’
    • ‘But this summer they upped the ante by merging with two other combined co-ops to form a super cooperative.’
    • ‘In 1994, Meeting Point merged with the then United Democrats to form the Democratic Party.’
    • ‘Their supporters are revelling in the chance to see their team in action again after the old club merged with Hull FC a year.’
    • ‘The proposed European federation is unprecedented: no democracy has ever merged with another to form such an entity.’
    • ‘The two institutions merged into a single entity on 1 July 2003, much to trade unions' cry of a sell-out.’
    • ‘In the budget last May, the Federal Government announced that the archive was to be merged with the Australian Film Commission.’
    • ‘Fifty years after the American Federation of Labor merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the U.S. labor movement may be heading for a breakup.’
    • ‘But in 1947 the National Peasant Party was banned, the social democrats were pressured into merging with the communists, and King Michael was forced to abdicate.’
    • ‘We then merged with a team who had come along to help and they asked me to continue as leader.’
    • ‘The retirement option would be available to those who have completed 40 years of age and seven years of service with the bank, including in those entities which have merged with the bank.’
    • ‘In the 1980s it succumbed too, merging with a Lancastrian brewer, which in turn was then swallowed by the giant Scottish & Newcastle.’
    join forces, amalgamate, consolidate, integrate, unite, unify, combine, incorporate, affiliate, coalesce, meld, agglutinate, team up, ally, league, federate
    amalgamate, bring together, join, consolidate, conflate, unite, combine, incorporate, coalesce, meld, pool, knit, yoke
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    1. 1.1Blend or cause to blend gradually into something else so as to become indistinguishable from it.
      [no object] ‘he crouched low and endeavoured to merge into the darkness of the forest’
      [with object] ‘he placed a sheet of paper over the fresh paint to merge the colours’
      • ‘But I can't quite express why it seems that way, and it may just be that they've gradually merged in my own memory.’
      • ‘Squalls were setting up whirlpools on Loch Linnhe as I set off and the distant hills of Appin merged into the dank grey of the sky.’
      • ‘Well, we see the world in our own colours, or perceived colours, which is not unlike normal people, except that some of our colours tend to merge.’
      • ‘The raags would be different and gradually merge into one.’
      • ‘Do the characters remain consistent and unique or do they tend to blend and merge, sharing behavior traits?’
      • ‘Remember those cold winter days when you walked through a park somewhere and the traffic in the distance merged into grey noise?’
      • ‘Colours merge and forms emerge from within - as is Karunakaran's forte.’
      • ‘Audio visual is a sequence of slides that merge and blend into each other using two or more projectors with a synchronised music store and commentary.’
      • ‘These smaller objects, left over from the collapses of young, very massive stars gradually merged, creating a billion solar mass black hole at the centre of the galaxy.’
      • ‘In terms of surface expansion, the central zone and the peripheral zone merge into each other gradually.’
      • ‘Over time, the new and old populations mingled, traded, intermarried and merged.’
      • ‘Maybe the diverse threads of this wide ranging conversation are beginning to blend and merge like that imagined reflection inside the mirrored sphere.’
      • ‘His practice of mobility is based on a constant but consciously unsuccessful effort to merge dissimilarities and blend antipodes.’
      • ‘The plywood is painted slate grey to merge with the surrounding rock, so the building looks as though it is an organic part of the landscape.’
      • ‘Flatten Image proclaims to eradicate all the working spaces gathered so far and merge all blend modes and opacities into a concluding pixel value.’
      • ‘The colours on the canvas merge into the music as the dancers whip up a rhythm with their graceful movements.’
      • ‘He says the different communities north of Winchester would merge into one indistinguishable mass of housing if Barton Farm were to be built on.’
      • ‘This is a science in which biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science draw on one another and merge to become indistinguishable.’
      • ‘The colours on her paintbrushes merged into her cancan dress, giving it a tie-dye appearance.’
      • ‘The days merged together in a grey blur, with Keziah throwing all her energy behind her work.’
    2. 1.2Law
      [with object]Absorb (a title or estate) in another.
      • ‘It was suggested that when a statute is passed empowering the Crown to do a certain thing which it might theretofore have done by virtue of its prerogative, the prerogative is merged in the statute.’

Origin

Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘immerse oneself’): from Latin mergere to dip, plunge; the legal sense is from Anglo-Norman French merger.

Pronunciation:

merge

/məːdʒ/