- 1[intransitive, transitive] to combine or make two or more things combine to form a single thing The banks are set to merge next year. The two groups have merged to form a new party. merge with something His department will merge with mine. merge into something The villages expanded and merged into one large town. merge (A and B) (together) Fact and fiction merge together in his latest thriller. merge A with B His department will be merged with mine. merge something The company was formed by merging three smaller firms.
- 2[intransitive] merge (into something) if two things merge, or if one thing merges into another, the differences between them gradually disappear so that it is impossible to separate them The hills merged into the dark sky behind them. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘immerse oneself’): from Latin mergere
BrE BrE//mɜːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//mɜːrdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they merge
BrE BrE//mɜːdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//mɜːrdʒ//he / she / it merges
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrdʒɪz//past simple merged
BrE BrE//mɜːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//mɜːrdʒd//past participle merged
BrE BrE//mɜːdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//mɜːrdʒd//-ing form merging
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrdʒɪŋ//