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
  1. verb
    mix together different elements
    synonyms: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, mix
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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
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    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  2. verb
    join or combine
    “We merged our resources”
    synonyms: unify, unite
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    consolidate
    bring together into a single whole or system
    weld
    unite closely or intimately
    consubstantiate
    unite in one common substance
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    become one
    “the cells merge
    synonyms: unify, unite
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    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
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    integrate
    become one; become integrated
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