merge

[murj]
verb (used with object), merged, merging.
1.
to cause to combine or coalesce; unite.
2.
to combine, blend, or unite gradually so as to blur the individuality or individual identity of: They voted to merge the two branch offices into a single unit.
verb (used without object), merged, merging.
3.
to become combined, united, swallowed up, or absorbed; lose identity by uniting or blending (often followed by in or into ): This stream merges into the river up ahead.
4.
to combine or unite into a single enterprise, organization, body, etc.: The two firms merged last year.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin mergere to dip, immerse, plunge into water

mergence, noun
antimerging, adjective
demerge, verb (used with object), demerged, demerging.
remerge, verb, remerged, remerging.
unmerge, verb (used with object), unmerged, unmerging.


1, 2, 3. amalgamate, consolidate.
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merge (mɜːdʒ)
 
vb
1.  to meet and join or cause to meet and join
2.  to blend or cause to blend; fuse
 
[C17: from Latin mergere to plunge]
 
'mergence
 
n

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merge
1630s, "to plunge or sink in," from L. mergere "to dip, immerse," probably rhotacized from *mezgo, and cognate with Skt. majjati "dives under," Lith. mazgoju "to wash." Legal sense of "absorption of an estate, contract, etc. into another" is from 1726.
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Example sentences
Three companies that provide home infusion services announced yesterday that
  they would merge.
Possibly, the answer to the question of how to merge might be: don't.
Two stars merge to form a blue straggler in an artist's conception.
Futurists and science-fiction writers speculate about a time when brain
  activity will merge with computers.
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