merge

The verb merge means to seamlessly join something. For example, when you merge onto the highway, you need to smoothly join the traffic, forgetting everything you learned riding the bumper cars at the fair.

If two or more things become one, they merge. If your favorite deli, The Cheese Stop, merges with a sandwich shop called Chez Lui, the two restaurants might also merge their names, becoming Chez Cheese. You can also use merge when things only appear to blend. You know it's time to go to sleep when the words in your book begin to merge together.

DEFINITIONS OF: merge

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v mix together different elements

Synonyms:
blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, mix
Types:
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gauge
mix in specific proportions
absorb
cause to become one with
meld, melt
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
blend in, mix in
cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
accrete
grow together (of plants and organs)
conjugate
unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix
mix or blend
alloy
make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize
become fused
cut in
mix in with cutting motions
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v join or combine

“We merged our resources”
Synonyms:
unify, unite
Types:
consolidate
bring together into a single whole or system
weld
unite closely or intimately
consubstantiate
unite in one common substance
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v become one

“the cells merge
Synonyms:
unify, unite
Antonyms:
break apart, disunify
break up or separate
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consolidate
unite into one
consubstantiate
become united in substance
syncretise, syncretize
unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
converge
come together so as to form a single product
federalise, federalize, federate
enter into a league for a common purpose
coalesce
fuse or cause to grow together
clog, clot
coalesce or unite in a mass
Type of:
integrate
become one; become integrated
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