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converge (verb) (of persons, vehicles, etc.) come together at a point; (of ideas) to become similar at some stage.

When a number of vehicles or people move towards a place, to participate in an event, or to watch something, they converge on the place. All VIPs converge on Washington to participate in or to watch the US president's inaugural ceremony. That is, all VIPs move towards Washington to watch or participate in the event. All the ambassadors to the UN converge on the UN when its General Assembly meets. That is, they all gather at the UN to participate in its deliberations. When the opinions, views, etc., of two or more persons coincide at some point, they converge. Ham and Dan, in spite of being good friends, differ on many points, but agree with each other on the importance of friendship in human life. That is, they converge on this point.

  • The sportspersons of all nations converge once every four years on the venue of Olympic competitions, to show their mettle, and compete with one another in human achievement.
  • Usually of different approaches, the members of the board of directors converge on the point that the company should always be set firmly on the path to profits.
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