From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmergemerge /mɜːdʒ $ mɜːrdʒ/ ●○○ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]JOIN something TOGETHER to combine, or to join things together to form one thingmerge with The bank announced that it was to merge with another of the high street banks. The company plans to merge its subsidiaries in the US.merge something into something proposals to merge the three existing health authorities into onemerge together The villages have grown and merged together over the years.2 JOIN something TOGETHER[intransitive] if two things merge, or if one thing merges into another, you cannot clearly see them, hear them etc as separate thingsmerge into She avoided reporters at the airport by merging into the crowds.merge with Memories seemed to merge with reality.→ See Verb table
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mergeIn the factories of bioengineering firms and in the chips of neural-net computers, the organic and the machine are merging.There are, however, strong arguments against forcing charities to merge.Expect delays where freeway traffic merges.When you get into London the two roads merge.The process of merging accelerated during the period we shall be looking at.A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.He wanted to merge his company with a South African mining firm.The two companies have now merged into one - Grupo Cruzcampo - with three divisions, covering sales, marketing and operations.The Garlands seem to have merged into the landscape.The library profession is merging new techniques with old to produce an unbeatable combination of management skills.The two banks have announced plans to merge next year.There are plans to merge the two most successful TV channels.After a while, the trail we were on merged with another, bigger trail.The colors would soon disperse, merging with others and moving on or fading as the night appeared.In 1969, Cadbury merged with Schweppes, changing the whole character of the company.The store is just near where South Street merges with Washburn Street.merge togetherDuring the 30 seconds they would begin together, gradually move apart and then merge together again.All these diverse atmospheres merge together beautifully to create a most delightful and unique East Lindsey market town.He hardly comprehended what had been happening; the reality and unreality merged together like a nightmare or a melodrama.merge intoOnce downloaded, the files are then merged into a single database.
From King Business Dictionarymergemerge /mɜːdʒmɜːrdʒ/ verb [intransitive, transitive]1if two or more companies, organizations etc merge, or if they are merged, they join togetherThe companies will merge their cellular phone operations, forming one of the nation’s largest regional systems.merge withSanford shares jumped 10½ to 35 after the company agreed to merge with Newell Co. in a stock swap.2to combine lists of information so that only one list remainsBefore the company moved into the new location, we were responsible for merging as much information as possible. compare purge see also mail merge→ See Verb tableOrigin merge (1600-1700) Latin mergere to dive