merge

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Borrowed from Latin mergō (to dip; dip in; plunge; sink down into; immerse; overwhelm).

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merge (third-person singular simple present merges, present participle merging, simple past and past participle merged)

  1. (transitive) To combine into a whole.
    Headquarters merged the operations of the three divisions.
    • 1791, Edmund Burke, letter to a member of the National Assembly
      to merge all natural and all social sentiment in inordinate vanity
    • 1834, Thomas de Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (first published in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine)
      Whig and Tory were merged and swallowed up in the transcendent duties of patriots.
  2. (intransitive) To combine into a whole.
    The two companies merged.
  3. To blend gradually into something else.
    The lanes of traffic merged.
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merge (plural merges)

  1. The joining together of multiple sources.
    There are often accidents at that traffic merge.
    The merge of the two documents failed.

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merge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of mergere

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merge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of mergō

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  • mere (regional, Transylvania)

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From Latin mergere, present active infinitive of mergō (itself ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mesg- (to plunge, dip)), with a unique sense developing in Balkanic or Eastern Romance. Compare Aromanian njergu, njeardziri; cf. also Albanian mërgoj (to move away) and Sardinian imbergere (to push). There may have been an intermediate sense of "to fall" in earlier Romanian.[1]

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a merge (third-person singular present merge, past participle mers3rd conj.

  1. to go
    Merg la București mâine.
    I’m going to Bucharest tomorrow.
    Merg întâlnesc cu soțul surorii mele.
    I’m going to meet my sister’s husband.

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